[tex-k] lcdf-typetools and TeX live

Eddie Kohler kohler at cs.ucla.edu
Tue Mar 3 02:02:16 CET 2009


Thanks for doing this, but I find this diff is a lot to swallow at one go.

- Does the new version of automake require dist_man_MANS?
- Why do you include fixlibc.c unconditionally?
- Why up autoconf prereq to 2.63?
- Why do you remove "#define inline inline" etc.?
- Why have both m4/ and ac/ directories?  Would rather just have m4/.
- You libtoolized this?
- Why bother moving the AC_CXX_TEMPLATE_OBJS function into m4/, why not leave 
it where it is?
- Why build-aux?

I would really rather that you separate generic cleanups from the changes 
really required for texlive.  I don't have the time or energy to do this 
separation for you, and although I want lcdf-typetools to work well with 
texlive, I am afraid of breaking it for others.


Peter Breitenlohner wrote:
> Hi Eddie,
> I am in the process of restructuring the TeX live build system.  The main
> difference for your lcdf-typetools (and other independently maintained
> packages such as dvipng) is, that they are configured at a time when
> kpathsea (and the other libraries from the TL tree) are already configured
> and built.  Consequently, they can test features of libkpathsea from the TL
> tree in the same way as for an installed version.
> Thus in future we can essentially just replace the whole 
> texk/lcdf-typetools
> directory with a newer version, indeally without any additional changes.
> (Somewhat preliminary, I'd like to add some more M4-quoting and to avoid 
> the
> use of changequote).
> I have just modified your lcdf-typetools-2.75 such that this can be done,
> you can find the modified version as
>     ftp://ftpth.mppmu.mpg.de/pub/peb/TLtests/lcdf-typetools-2.76-rc1.tar.bz2 
>     ftp://ftpth.mppmu.mpg.de/pub/peb/TLtests/lcdf-typetools-2.76-rc1.tar.gz
> or as part of
>     svn://tug.org/testlive/trunk/Build/source
> (Note: testlive, not texlive).
> I'd appreciate any comments and/or criticisms.
> =================
> A few remarks:
> I have moved AC_CXX_TEMPLATE_OBJS to m4/ac_cxx_template_objs.m4, and
> modified it such that autoconf doesn't complain.  This macro has 
> disappeared
> from the autoconf macro archive and is claimed to be obsolete.  As far as I
> can see this doesn't (fully) apply to the way you use it.
> ac/lcdf-typetools.ac contains a configure.ac fragment, that is also used
> at the top-level of the TL tree, ac/withenable.ac is used to plug
> lcdf-typetools.ac into the TL build system.
> Furthermore I have corrected a typo in the t1rawafm.1 manpage.
> Apart from that, the only changed files are configure.ac and
> {,*}/Makefile.am, all originals are kept with the suffix .orig.
> Please let me know if these *.orig files can be dropped.
> =================
> A final remark:
> The configure generated by autoconf from configure.ac is slightly different
> when lcdf-typetools is or is not part of the TL tree (presence or 
> absence of
> the option --with-system-kpathsea).
> Regards,
> Peter Breitenlohner <peb at mppmu.mpg.de>

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