CTAN has a new package: ctanify
ctanify is intended for developers of LaTeX packages who want to distribute their packages via the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN). Given a list of filenames, ctanify creates a tarball (a .tar.gz file) with the files laid out in CTAN's preferred structure. The tarball additionally contains a ZIP (.zip) file with copies of all files laid out in the standard TeX Directory Structure (TDS), which facilitates inclusion of the package in the TeX Live distribution of TeX. So far, ctanify has been tested only on Linux. Volunteers willing to help port ctanify to other platforms are especially welcome.
This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/ctanify . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/ctanify (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
ctanify – Prepare a package for upload to CTAN
Given a list of filenames, ctanify creates a tarball (a .tar.gz file) with the files laid out in CTAN’s preferred structure.
By default this tarball additionally contains a ZIP (.zip) file with copies of all files laid out in the standard TeX Directory Structure (TDS), which may be used by those intending to install the package, or by those who need to incorporate it in a distribution. (The TDS ZIP file will be installed in the CTAN install/ tree.)
Given that CTAN and TeX Live are not fond of .tds.zip files for small and/or otherwise straightforward packages, ctanify has now been provided with an option that prevents the creation and inclusion of such a .tds.zip file.
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