[tlbuild] building without linked-scripts

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Nov 12 23:46:30 CET 2012

Hi Peter,

On Mo, 12 Nov 2012, Peter Breitenlohner wrote:
> I don't quite understand your problem with that link, because 'make install'
> in utils/m-tx will install that link and the lua script excactly as pmx2pdf
> and the corresponding lua script are installed in utils/pmx.

My point was only that when I disable the linkedscripts target,
then everything but m-tx and pmx2pdf are bin internal, i.e., no
links outside the bin directory.

So in packaging I don't have to do anything special ;-)
ANyway, I have that now excluded with --disable-m-tx
(it appeared only because before it was named --disable-mtx which I
had in my build script).

In (Debian) package building all these links are the most problematic
ones. We have three classes (or more):
* installed by linked_scripts target
* installed/defined by formats (texlinks), i.e., links for format names
* some other

THese some other I don't understand how they are created,maintained:
(I assume from the recpective Makefiles in the sub dirs of source?)

(format: real link)
usr/bin/allcm usr/bin/allec
usr/bin/kpsetool usr/bin/kpsepath
usr/bin/kpsetool usr/bin/kpsexpand
usr/bin/fmtutil usr/bin/mktexfmt
usr/bin/lua2dox_lua usr/bin/lua2dox_filter
usr/bin/pdfcrop usr/bin/rpdfcrop

All the best

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