Mayuresh <mayuresh%acm.org@localhost> writes: > On Tue, Jul 03, 2018 at 08:01:58PM +1200, Mark Davies wrote: >> texlive lists dependencies in the tlpobj file (and texlive2pkg will pull >> them out and list them in the Makefile it produces) but it typically >> doesn't do a very complete job of it. So when packaging I'll also look >> for "\RequirePackage" in the source and generally add dependencies based >> on that. > > I do not know internals of texlive2pkg, but ideally should it be creating > options.mk for such scenario? > > At present hardly 3 packages are seen making use of options: > > $ find tex-* -name options.mk > tex-blindtext/options.mk > tex-pdftools/options.mk > tex-texdoc/options.mk Options are painful (because default binary packages use the default options), and the standard view is that they are used only when they solve a real issue that's otherwise difficult. You adding another tex package to the list you want, and having everything ok after you install it,is not a big problem :-) Plus, if you used some of tex-collection-*, it might be there already -- are you avoiding that?
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