Subject: Re: LATEX_DEFAULT changed to TEX_DEFAULT (was: CVS commit: pkgsrc)
To: None <>
From: Antoine Reilles <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/12/2005 13:20:01

On Nov 12, 2005, at 11:54 AM, Bernd Ernesti wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 12, 2005 at 11:44:56AM +0100, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 12, 2005 at 11:39:50AM +0100, Bernd Ernesti wrote:
>>> And did you add some backwards compatiblity to print out an  
>>> warning and use
>>> the old one in case someone still use LATEX_DEFAULT instead of  
>> Is that necessary for a variable which didn't get older that one  
>> week?  It
>> appeared only in a few packags and those have been updated already.
> Imho no. I didn't know that it was only introduced a week ago.
It was two days old, so i guess id does not harm. That's why i was  
quick to change this (yes, probably too quick ;-) ), to provide a  
consistent interface.
> Btw, it would be nice to mention TEX_DEFAULT in pkgsrc/mk/defaults/ 
> mk.conf.
I have nothing against that. It took inspiration in, and saw that BDB_DEFAULT is defined in this file  
and not in default/mk.conf. It looked a good idea to keep this  
default definition close to where is is used. Since TEX_DEFAULT is  
intended to be set by the user, it's probably better to move it's  
definition in default/mk.conf