[tex-live] catalogue files seams to be not synchronized with packages

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Jan 31 17:47:15 CET 2007

Hi Markus!

On Mit, 31 Jan 2007, Markus Kohm wrote:
> I've downloaded current state of TeX-Live using 
> 	sync -avz --exclude=.svn tug.org::tldevsrc . 
> and found that the html files at the catalogue at TeX Live are not in sync 
> with the packages of TeX Live, e.g. 
> Master/texmf-doc/doc/english/catalogue/entries/koma-script.html says 
> "Version: 2.9t" but KOMA-Script at Master/texmf-dist/tex/latex/koma-script is 
> version 2.95a (BTW: current release of KOMA-Script ist 2.96).
> Most tpm files have an empty TPM:Version, so the catalogue seams to be the 
> only part, that shows a version information. Shouldn't this be the version 
> that TeX Live uses or at least an up to date version of 
> texcatalogue.sarovar.org?

There are many things here:
- texlive packages are pulled from CTAN, that's it
- catalogue is pulled from sarovar (I am not sure about this, but I
- catalogue is not always up to date, neither at sarovar nor at tl
- tpm files in principle could have a version number in it, but in needs
  a bit of magic playing to get the version number from the catalogue
  into the tpm files. I had it working, and have it working in different
  circumstances (automatic generation of the license file for Debian)
  but the changes to TL Tpm.pm didn' make it.

ANyway, for this year it is too late. And for next year we are planning
a bit a restructuring of the tpm stuff to make it easier to deal with

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>                    Università di Siena
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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