[tex-live] psutils maintenance

Reuben Thomas rrt at sc3d.org
Thu Mar 6 14:29:57 CET 2014

On 15 February 2014 23:59, Jay Berkenbilt <qjb at debian.org> wrote:

> Hello again.  I've left this message marked "unread" in my debian inbox
> since October in hopes of finding the time to deal with it.  I finally
> looked at it today.

No problem, none of this is urgent.

> So, in order for me to want to include this in debian over the existing
> version, I would need to see all the programs that were installed with
> the old version.  This is not because I disagree with your conclusions
> about them; it's just that experience convinces me that removing stuff
> will backfire, and the cost of keeping it in is very low.

No problem, I'll put them in marked as unmaintained. I'm inclined to take
the Debian versions as you suggest.

I think I'm okay with the debian package having to run ./bootstrap as
> long as it doesn't try to grab anything from the network as this makes
> the build impossible on a non-Internet-connected system.  If I add build
> dependencies on automake and autoconf but not git and use ./bootstrap
> --skip-git --skip-po, it fails.  I think it would be best if I could
> just grab a source tarball in the traditional sense that already has all
> the automatically generated files in it.  This would be easier for
> people who directly download psutils as well.  I might be able to be
> convinced that that's outdated thinking.

I'll look into this. For the Debian package, it should work with gnulib as
a build-dep.

I've given up programming for Lent, so I'll look into this after Easter.

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