[issue:202] Re: TLContrib packages into MacPorts?

Hironobu Yamashita h.y.acetaminophen @ gmail.com
2018年 7月 5日 (木) 18:41:43 JST


Thanks for your comments.

2018-07-05 18:02 GMT+09:00 Mojca Miklavec <mojca @ macports.org>:
> Hi,
> A while ago we had some ptex-related stuff in MacPorts which was
> completely unmaintained for years and we removed it after a while

No problem I think, almost all of them are now included (and improved)
inside TeX Live ;-)
I think standalone port of "makejvf" can also be removed.

> (there's still a package ptex-sfmacros, whatever that one does).

> In order to get a package for MacPorts, either someone needs to
> prepare a package and make a pull request, or someone needs to push
> one of existing macports contributors. It might be easy enough to
> create a package for one of us, I only need some URL with a tarball
> that will ideally not change with time. (In principle git could also
> work.) What would that URL be?

They are available at

> Is there any reason why these packages are not also distributed with
> upstream TeX Live or at least with MacTeX? This is not an either-or
> question, it could be distributed via both different channels.

TL does not distribute packages which require nonfree files;
"ptex-fontmaps-macos" and "cjk-gs-integrate-macos" require
macOS-bundled fonts (Hiragino TTC format etc.), so they cannot go to TL

Dick, would you mind adding these packages into MacTeX?

> Mojca
> PS: greetings from Tokyo :)

;-) -- Hironobu

> On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 11:15 AM, Hironobu Yamashita wrote:
>> Hi Mojca,
>> A Japanese user of TeX Live/MacPorts reported following issue:
>> * some Japanese macOS-specific packages
>>   (e.g. "ptex-fontmaps-macos" and "cjk-gs-integrate-macos")
>>   are not distributed with TeX Live; they are in TLContrib instead
>>   http://contrib.texlive.info/
>> * tlmgr cannot be executed on macports, so they cannot run
>>   $ tlmgr repository add
>>   therefore, they cannot install packages with macports.
>> I guess this issue can be solved by adding these TLContrib packages
>> into port, but I'm not sure who can sort this (as I don't use macports);
>> I'll be glad if you can point me in the right direction.
>> Thank you in advance -- Hironobu
>> -----
>> Hironobu Yamashita (GitHub: @aminophen)
>> Japanese TeX Development Community https://texjp.org/

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