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Bug 196246 - texlive: improve texlinks usage
Summary: texlive: improve texlinks usage
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: TeX project
Depends on:
Blocks: 195815
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Reported: 2007-10-18 07:34 UTC by Alexis Ballier
Modified: 2007-10-21 11:32 UTC (History)
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Description Alexis Ballier gentoo-dev 2007-10-18 07:34:15 UTC
tetex and the current texlive ebuilds use texlinks for creating symlinks from formats to engines, like latex -> pdftex in /usr/bin for texlive.

The problem of handling files via texlinks is that those files are not under the control of portage, thus unmerging tetex or texlive leaves the symlinks around, pointing to nothing.
I'm almost finished writing/importing the functions of texlinks in the eclass and creating the symlinks there, so that they will be in CONTENTS.

The drawback of doing this is that if somebody had a previously installed version, that will cause collisions with those files that are on the system and don't belong to any package.

As migrating to texlive will be a big step, I think it's the right time to fix that.
Comment 1 Alexis Ballier gentoo-dev 2007-10-21 11:32:09 UTC
this is now fixed by using etexlinks from texlive-common.eclass