[tex-live] groff.enc gone in TL2010 since today

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 17:17:26 CEST 2011

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM, Marcus Frings
<marcus.frings at oc.rwth-aachen.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> I posted this
>> since today's update from TL2010 my document doesn't compile anymore
>> because it can't find groff.enc in the system. Well, in fact the whole
>> directory foo/texmf-dist/fonts/enc/dvips/groff/ is missing now. I fixed
>> it by extracting groff.enc from groff.r15878.tar.xz (from the backup).
> in comp.text.tex a few minutes ago and I was told to report it as bug
> to the TL team. I hope this is the right place. :-) If not, please point
> me to the right direction. In any case, please CC me because I'm not
> subscribed to the list. :-)

Is this an instance of the policy stated in the following message?

from	Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>
to	joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk, tex-live at tug.org
date	Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 6:20 PM
subject	Re: [tex-live] pclnfss?

   TeX Live doesn't provide font packages any more which don't contain
   the "real" fonts but only support files.

Specifically, when the "real" fonts are nonfree.

Was groff.enc just a mechanical reformatting of the groff devps/text.enc
file?   If TL duplicates of information that "belongs" to other programs
then a corollary of Murphy's Law says it is inevitable that the two
will become inconsistent.   It would of course be better if there was a
mechanism to permit TL and groff to share a single encoding file, and
that file would logically belong to groff.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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