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[bug#49472] [PATCH core-updates] gnu: texlive-bin: Use ‘--with-banner-ad

From: Thiago Jung Bauermann
Subject: [bug#49472] [PATCH core-updates] gnu: texlive-bin: Use ‘--with-banner-add’ configure option
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2021 19:13:19 -0300

The “Building TeX Live” manual has a section about configure options for
distro builds¹. They mention this option:


    This isn’t technically required, but is strongly recommended, so your
    build and your distro can be distinguished from others.

Therefore add it to texlive-bin. This is how it appears on LuaTeX, for
example (it also shows up in other engines’ banners):

    $ luatex
    This is LuaTeX, Version 1.13.0 (TeX Live 2021/GNU Guix)
    restricted system commands enabled.

The other options mentioned in that section are already being used.


* gnu/packages/tex.scm (texlive-bin)[arguments]: Add ‘--with-banner-add’
 gnu/packages/tex.scm | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)


This is something I saw on the TeX Live build manual after I sent the
TeX Live 2021 patches. I’m tracking it in a separate bug because it’s
orthogonal to whether the 2021 update is applied.

The patch applies cleanly both on core-updates and on top of the
TeX Live 2021 patches in bug 49408.

FWIW, Debian and Ubuntu also use this option:

$ luatex
This is LuaTeX, Version 1.12.0 (TeX Live 2020/Debian)
 restricted system commands enabled.


diff --git a/gnu/packages/tex.scm b/gnu/packages/tex.scm
index e4144e00edbe..5ea1921dc2a5 100644
--- a/gnu/packages/tex.scm
+++ b/gnu/packages/tex.scm
@@ -317,6 +317,7 @@ files from LOCATIONS with expected checksum HASH.  CODE is 
not currently in use.
+         "--with-banner-add=/GNU Guix"

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