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bug#26353: TeX Live

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: bug#26353: TeX Live
Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2017 21:14:42 +0200
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Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> skribis:
>> So… I already have a Texlive importer that fetches things from SVN
>> (because the tarballs on CTAN are not versioned).
> Awesome!
>> The texmf-dist tarball actually seems to include a couple of generated
>> files (such as latex.ltx), which needs to be bootstrapped with initex
>> first.  I’ve already made some progress on this end, but I need to first
>> build a few metafont fonts.
>> The hardest part here is to override search paths and figure out
>> dependencies.  This is a very slow process right now, because it’s
>> mainly error-driven.
> Yeah kpathsea and all that.
>> I’m close to finishing the bootstrap of latex-base.  Once that’s done I
>> should be able to finish the texlive-build-system, and then I’ll try
>> building the other latex packages that are distributed with Texlive.
>> There’s more to Texlive (e.g. xetex packages), but I’ll take care of
>> that later.
>> One thing that’s still unknown at this point is how the profile hook
>> should work, but I’ll figure this out as I learn more about the search
>> paths and the like.
> OK, we’ll see.

I submitted a new bug for this:


…because this allows us the satisfaction of closing this bug once it’s
done; and because we can keep track of progress there.


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