[tex-live] TeX Live bugs: Some missing files

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Feb 20 11:42:40 CET 2012

Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Robin, how would you feel about renaming the all-uppercase files on
> > CTAN?  I see from swimgraf/README.TXT that the author himself lists them
> > in lowercase, so I suspect the uppercasing is merely an artifact.

i can see no references in the files to uppercase versions of the names.

> > (I also see there is no source for swimgraf.pdf.  Sigh.)
> It should be the same as in \ProvidesPackage or \ProvidesFile, if they

of course, they aren't.

> are present in the file, otherwise LaTeX will complain. The same name
> should be used in \usepackage or \input. The package documentation
> should say how the files are intended to be used and the file names
> should be modified according to that.

we can't change the documentation, even if we wanted to (short of
rewriting the whole thing: we have no source for it), but istm that its
references to the package are all in lower case.  some (if not all) of
the data files appear in the docs as uppercase.

i shall rename the files that need renaming to match the docs (plus
readme.txt as standard to remove the .txt), and leave the data files.

i like to imagine that such a mess (as this package seems to be) would
_not_ get past us, 10 years later.  we would almost certainly notice the
lack of source for the docs, nowadays, but...

as it is, we wouldn't have noticed anything wrong without the amazing
diligence of dan luecking -- so (yet more) kudos to him!


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