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Re: texlive-fetch instead of svn-fetch

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: texlive-fetch instead of svn-fetch
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 16:27:51 +0100
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Pierre Neidhardt <address@hidden> writes:

> Would that still be needed if we implement a tlpdb-based importer?

The importer only helps you generate the initial package definition.

A tlpdb-based importer cannot do magic.  The tlpdb file tells it what
files are expected to be provided by the package and what files are
considered sources, but this doesn’t change the fact that these files
come from different parts of the TeX Live SVN tree and somehow have to
be added as inputs.  The importer can automate this by adding the
various native inputs, but you still end up with an ugly package
definition.  Think of all of the native inputs you’ll have to update
when updating an existing package definition…

Changing the way the input sources are represented is independent from
the way this representation is generated.


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