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Re: pkg/55741 (consider removing tex-lwarp from meta-pkgs/texlive-collection-latexrecommended)

Sigh.... Why do you think I opened this PR? I personally couldn't care less if this gets fixed in pkgsrc, my solution is just a hash sign at the right place.

But I was under the impression, that pkgsrc tries to provide the maximum number of working packages to as many supported platforms as possible.

And why should this IMvHO get fixed in pkgsrc? Because this is not TeX Live's business. Neither do they support Sparc as a plattform, nor do they have to consider the building of xindy and hence clisp, because it is out of their scope. But in the pkgsrc world, at the moment a whole bunch of vital LaTeX packages cannot get installed (well, at least not with the intended ease), because one dependency of a meta-package is not available for all the plattforms pkgsrc claims to support. So I do firmly believe that the right solution is that pkgsrc deviates from upstream here and comes to a different conclusion what belongs into this package.

I know that I and my PRs are usually a PITA for the pkgsrc maintainers. Nevertheless, I would expect better than being told off and getting the door slammed in the face with less than five minutes of consideration.

Jörn Clausen
BITS - Bielefelder IT-Servicezentrum

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