[issue:203] Re: TLContrib packages into MacPorts?

Richard Koch koch @ uoregon.edu
2018年 7月 5日 (木) 23:44:26 JST

> On Jul 5, 2018, at 2:41 AM, Hironobu Yamashita <h.y.acetaminophen @ gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for your comments.
> They are available at
> https://github.com/texjporg/jfontmaps/releases/tag/20180328.0
> https://github.com/texjporg/cjk-gs-support/releases/tag/20180306.0
>> 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?

The TeXLive in MacTeX is exactly the full TeXLive from TUG. Nothing is added
and nothing is removed. I've enforced this condition for years.

Adding the packages would mean violating this principle, which I am reluctant to do.

As I understand it,  the reason nonfree files aren't allowed in
TeXLive is that TUG sells a DVD and nonfree files would complicate that task
or make it impossible. To be honest, the DVD version of MacTeX doesn't
include the MacTeX copy of TeX Live; instead users are asked to install it
from the command line (to save space on the DVD). So the DVD is sort of
a non-issue.

But if I added the packages, the DVD version and the internet version would
not be the same.

Dick Koch

PS: I just got back from San Francisco, where I heard The Ring and went to a
symposium about it. At the symposium, I learned that the Gonzaga family
in Italy during the Renaissance had the following motto;

	"Maybe yes. Maybe no."

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