CTAN Update: 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. Version 1.8.1 adds "-y" to the zip command to retain symbolic links (suggested by Martin Sievers).
The package's Catalogue entry can be viewed at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/ctanify The package's files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/support/ctanify/ We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese
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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