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bug#27217: texlive is too big

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: bug#27217: texlive is too big
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:30:27 +0100
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Hi Pierre,

> I think I know what's happening: some packages are missing files because they
> were not properly packaged.  With our current build system, this is almost
> impossible to fix.
> I've never been able to use the importer.  Anyways, as my previous email
> pointed out, I think it's quite useless as it is.

I wouldn’t say it’s useless.  Although I’m certainly prone to writing
useless code, this importer serves a need and allowed me to successfully
create the many texlive-* packages we have now.

I’ll admit, though, that it’s the one importer that I like the least :)

> I'm more and more convinced that rewriting the texlive-build-system centered
> around texlive.tlpdb would work and is the right approach.

Could you please outline what this would mean?


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