[NTG-context] How can I make a Gentoo Linux package for ConTeXt LMTX?

Alan braslau.list at comcast.net
Tue Aug 23 00:52:11 CEST 2022


Note that each system is different.
- FreeBSD is posix and follows different packaging conventions from
various linux distributions.
- MacOS has MacPorts as well as Brew, different systems with different
packaging conventions.
etc.

A package maintainer knows the requirements of the system being
maintained, not upstream developers.

Alan

On Thu, 18 Aug 2022 13:53:41 +0000
"amano.kenji" <amano.kenji at proton.me> wrote:

> Imagine installation instructions given by linux from scratch.
> 
> install.sh is like `apt-get install ConTeXt`.
> 
> Linux from scratch would document the following commands.
> 
> ```
> tar xf luametatex-2022.06.tar.xz
> cd /path/to/luametatex-2022.06
> make
> cp luametatex /usr/bin
> 
> tar xf context-2022.06.tar.xz
> cd /path/to/context-2022.06
> cp -r font /path/to/usr/share/texmf-dist
> ...
> ```
> 
> I want something like this.
> 
> ------- Original Message -------
> On Thursday, August 18th, 2022 at 1:16 PM, Alan
> <braslau.list at comcast.net> wrote:
> 
> 
> > On Wed, 17 Aug 2022 17:42:18 +0200
> > Hans Hagen via ntg-context ntg-context at ntg.nl wrote:
> >   
> > > sorry, i just can't spent time on all the possible variant ways of
> > > installation .. that is up to volunteers  
> > 
> > 
> > OS distribution packages are the responsibility of maintainers.
> > "Upstream" developers can, and do, respond to requests for changes
> > that might make packaging for a particular OS easier, but this is
> > not directly the responsibility of developers.
> > 
> > Most OS packages require patches for particularities of that OS
> > environment. LMTX Context, being minimal and fully portable, should
> > be very easy to package as most paths, fonts, etc. are determined
> > dynamically. The Context distribution follows the TeX directory tree
> > structure, and this might not be the practice of some OS, which, for
> > example, might locate different resources on different branches of
> > the system directory structure. Some OS distributions are very
> > particular about this.
> > 
> > I cannot understand the thrust of this thread.
> > 
> > It appears that the only issue for now concerns the distribution of
> > the luametatex source tree. This is not yet the case as luametatex
> > has been undergoing much experimentation. A classic opensource
> > depository would disrupt this experimentation as more people get
> > involved in wanting to make modifications. I believe the intention
> > is to make a release once luametatex development settles into a
> > normal state.
> > 
> > Alan  



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