[tex-live] need assistance for writing package installation instructions

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Mon Jul 7 17:39:23 CEST 2008

Norbert Preining schrieb:
> On Mo, 07 Jul 2008, Stephan Hennig wrote:
>> (i) Is the user right?
> Yes, tlmgr appears the first time in 2008
>> (ii) How long has tlmgr been part of TeX Live?
> Since 2008.
>> (iii) In case, tlmgr has/will only be introduced in TL 2008, what would
>> be proper installation instructions for TL <= 2007 (preferably, without
>> directly modifying global language.dat).
> No chance, edit it by hand. There is no other way but editing by hand
> language.dat

Thank you!  I've updated the instructions and will upload a new package
version to CTAN.

> Furthermore, OpenSUSE might do other things different from TeX Live. So
> for example it could in some way generate language.dat on the fly.

OK, too much to care about such derivatives.

> Here you could just tell them to edit texmf.cnf and change

I've added a reference to that file.

> Do we *really* need normal users to test experimental hyphenation
> patterns?????

Yes, the more testers, the better.  Since I don't expect a strongly
positive correlation between familiarity with German language and TeX
installations, the more explicit documentation, the better.

Best regards,
Stephan Hennig

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