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Re: BBDB v3 approaching release

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: BBDB v3 approaching release
Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 17:04:52 +0900

Roland Winkler writes:

 > In a texmf installation, these files would go into a directory like
 > /usr/local/share/texmf/bbdb 
 > I do not know where other TeX installations expect to find such files.
 > Can the ELPA format handle such files, too?  How?

TeX is happy to pick up such files from the current directory.  Why
would it be a problem?  If that doesn't work or the BBDB includes are
shadowed, TEXINPUTS=.:$TEXINPUTS should do the trick.  man kpathsea
for more information about telling TeX where to find stuff.

But mostly people are going to do such formatting in a proper source
tree.  Not your problem.  The GPL (maybe, but certainly FLOSS
courtesy) requires that you provide a "script" (ie, Makefile) to
rebuild if people want to modify in-place, but for the info files that
can be as simple as

bbdb.info: bbdb.texi
        makeinfo bbdb.texi

bbdb.html: bbdb.texi
        makeinfo --html bbdb.texi

bbdb.pdf: bbdb.texi <style files ...>
        makeinfo --pdf bbdb.texi

At least, I should think so.  If you normally use @setfilename to put
the info etc someplace other than the current directory, use the -o
option to put it in the current directory.

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