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Re: texlive-fetch instead of svn-fetch

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: texlive-fetch instead of svn-fetch
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 15:55:55 +0100
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Hey Ricardo!

Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> skribis:

> Tex Live packages often have a complicated source file layout.  They
> don’t usually come in a nice self-contained tarball.  Instead they are a
> mosaic of files that are sourced from different parts of the Tex Live
> SVN tree.  For many Tex Live packages the “source” field is
> insufficient, so we add lots of additional origins as native inputs.
> This makes for very ugly package definitions.  (See
> texlive-fonts-txfonts for an example.)
> What do you think about adding a new procedure that can fetch sources
> from different locations?  This might be done by extending SVN-FETCH or
> by adding a special TEXLIVE-FETCH that fetches sources from different
> directories in the source tree, returning them as *one* origin with one
> simple hash.

I don’t know much about the source file layout in TeX Live, but from
what you describe, a ‘texlive-fetch’ procedure that gathers files sounds
like the right approach.


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