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From: tlaronde@kergis.com
To: 9fans <9fans@9fans.net>
Subject: Re: [9fans] kerTeX packages framework update
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2024 08:20:31 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <ZbijP4Xr6wItpHf3@kergis.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Zbibn0C6CWILR1pv@kergis.com>

Please note that by:


I mean whether the french version:


or the (sort of) english one:


{fr,en} is not a subdir ;-)

On Tue, Jan 30, 2024 at 07:47:59AM +0100, tlaronde@kergis.com wrote:
> I have made a significant update to the extensions framework of kerTeX
> (installing packages, typically things on CTAN).
> What is of special interest to plan9 and derived systems users:
> - When a recipe downloads sources from CTAN, the URL is not specified.
> The definition of the env variable KERTEX_PKG_SRC_SRV is used,
> defaulting to 'http://mirrors.ctan.org/'. The problem is that this
> last is a CDN and redirection does not work with every client or one
> can make a better choice of a reliable mirror near location. It is
> then possible to simply redefine the variable to download from the
> preferred server. This URL can also be a
> 'file:///some/dir/with/CTAN/like/tree/' so there is the following
> utility;
> - pkg_bulk_get is provided that can download all the sources
> (mirroring) needed by the recipes in KERTEX_PKG_RCP_DIR (a dir; not an
> URL) that defaults to $KERTEX_LIBDIR/pkg/rcp/. If one wants only
> sources for the recipes one uses, just define the variable to the dir
> where the selected recipes are (one can also see the dependencies of
> recipes in order to have a complete set);
> - An utility pkg_rcp_sketch is provided that sketches a recipe for a
> LaTeX contrib macros package on CTAN. The recipe provided should work
> as is in a fair amount of cases (in this case, no need to provide it:
> this lightens the burden for me to have to maintain recipes).
> All explanations are in:
> http://kertex.kergis.com/{fr,en}/pkg.html
> --
> Thierry Laronde <tlaronde +AT+ kergis +dot+ com>
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