[Slackbuilds-users] a question on compilation of html

Alexander Verbovetsky alik at ejik.org
Sun Jul 31 00:37:36 UTC 2016


I'd like to ask for an advice.

I'm doing a slackbuild for REDUCE (http://reduce-algebra.sf.net).

The source contains the tex-files for REDUCE manual and during the build
they are compiled to pdf and html.  The problem is related to the html,
which is created with TeX4ht.  To have TeX4ht the user needs texlive.

I see here 2 possibilities:

1. Compile HTML only if TeX4ht is installed and put to the README
something like:
NOTE: TeX4ht (a part of the texlive package available at
SlackBuilds.org) is used to build the REDUCE manual in HTML format.  It
is not built if TeX4ht is not found on the system.  The manual in PDF
format is built anyway.  The HTML manual is also available on the REDUCE
homepage: http://reduce-algebra.sourceforge.net/manual/manual.html

2. Add the compiled html-manual to the source tarball.  The source in
any case will be hosted on Ryan's slackbuildsdirectlinks.sf.net because
the source code is available via svn only.

What is the right way handle this situation?

Best regards,

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