[tex-live] [TLContrib] context and metapost duplicating files from other packages

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Mon Apr 4 09:06:24 CEST 2011

On 04/03/2011 03:08 PM, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> Hi,
> The context and metapost packages from TLcontrib ship files that are part of
> other TL packages. When these packages are updated in TL, the files will be
> overwritten. Some level of chaos may ensue.
> Here is a list of the files by TLcontrib package, with the name of the regular
> TL package they belong to.
> Context:
> jmn: texmf-dist/fonts/afm/jmn/hans/hans.afm
>  ...

Oh, I had forgotten about that. I knew about the 'jmn' package, but it 
is just a derivate from the context package in texlive, so after the 
commit of context that package is created automatically.

I should correct the package in tlcontrib, though.

> Metapost:
> avantgar: texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/groff/avantgar/pagd8g.tfm
>  ...

This is a bit more problematic. IIRC, all of those 8g files came from 
the same source as part of the metapost distribution. They are needed 
for the Heirloom groff support in metapost (and only there, actually).

It would be OK to remove them from the metapost package, but only if 
metapost is made dependent on all of: avantgar, bookman, courier, groff, 
helvetic, ncntrsbk, palatino, times & zapfchan (CC TeXlive).

Best wishes,

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