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Re: [alpine-aports] [PATCH] testing/texlive: new aport

From: nicholas <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:49:13 +0000

On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 07:31:16AM -0800, Isaac Dunham wrote:
>On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 03:10:15PM +0000, ScrumpyJack wrote:
>> Comprehensive TeX document production system
>It looks like you picked up my APKBUILD and didn't notice that TeX has
>been moved to unmaintained, with pkgrel closer to 5.

Aha, I thought the patch owner would chime up. Excellent. We'll put your
name on it.

The unmaintainedness of the old package is a bit of a saga. Have a look
at #3920 #4514 #4969 and the irc logs for December if you have the time.

In short, issues were closed, others opened ... and the package ended up
in unmaintained. It isn't close to a working package and should have
been deleted from testing.

Your new APKBUILD, relayed by Mark Collin, built fine in edge after a
very minor tweak, and Mark has tested it privately.

>While I *don't* mind you picking it up (if you are willing to do so,
>*please* do!), it would be best to either apply it to
>unaintained/texlive or move unmaintained/texlive to testing while
>applying most of the changes.

I think we should delete the unmaintained package (built for #3920) and
push this one to testing (built for #4969)

>Also, I'm wondering if a package for xdvi would be better than building
>and splitting xdvik (which would drop the Motif requirement).

Be my guest :)

Thanks for your all work on this on, there's been quite a bit of noise
about it.

Received on Mon Jan 11 2016 - 16:49:13 GMT