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Re: tex-*-doc packages

   Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:56:41 +1200
   From: Mark Davies <>

   I've been wondering about how we handle the texlive doc packages.

   Currently we do them as separate packages: for a tex-foo package
   we have a separate tex-foo-doc package to deal with the foo.doc

   I wonder if we should keep them as separate packages or role them into 
   the base package (possibly with a variable to control inclusion).

For what it's worth, we have a GSoC student,, working
on multi-package support -- that is, one pkgsrc directory that
produces multiple binary packages.  You could use this for any doc
package that shares a distfile and logic in common with the package it

I agree with gdt@ that using a build-time option to control whether
you can get documentation is a bug -- the user should be able to
decide to pkg_add foo-doc long after the binary packages have been

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