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Re: Request for review: tetex-prosper (tetex/latex package template)




> I'm going to file a RFE on fedora-rpmdevtools to get a skeleton
> tetex-package spec file including the macros you used in tetex-bytefield
> - it's definitely the better way to do it.

It would be great to create one.  Last February I didn't push it as I
didn't get much feedback to my post to the fedora-packaging mailing list
(see references at the end of this message).

> I do have a question though -
>
> you use /usr/bin/texhash and I'm using /usr/bin/mktexlsr
> Is there a reason for using texhash? (I know its a symlink to mktexlsr)
>
> Also - in your spec file for bytefield, you allow the rpm builder to
> specify a custom texmf directory, and if not specified, the macro gets
> set to system default.
>
> Should texhash/mktexslr then specify the macro as the directory it
> operates on, in case the user chooses to build with a different one than
> default?

texhash is the recommend method to index the tetex/latex files. mktexlsr
appears to be deprecated. Source:

   * Managing a one-person TeX system
     http://www.ctan.org/installationadvice/

   Search for "texhash" and "mktexlsr".

Regards,
jpo

References:
* Managing a one-person TeX system
  http://www.ctan.org/installationadvice/

* The TeX Directory Structure (TDS) document
  http://www.tug.org/tds/tds.pdf

* RFC: howto to package LaTeX classes
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-packaging/2005-February/msg00130.html

* Latex License
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-packaging/2005-February/msg00132.html

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