CTAN update: ctanify

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Sun Aug 16 21:31:56 CEST 2009

This has been updated at tug.ctan.org and should within a day be at your local mirror.

Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: ctanify
Version number: 1.1
Author's name: Scott Pakin
Location on CTAN: /support/ctanify
Summary description: Prepare a package for upload to CTAN
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
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

Version 1.1 incorporates a patch submitted by Kirill Maslinsky that
adds a command-line option to create only a TDS directory as opposed
to a complete tarball.  The documentation now separates commonly used
command-line options from more obscure options and, at Juergen Fenn's
request, notes that ctanify does not automatically run latex on the
user's behalf.

This package is located at 
.  More information is at
(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 .

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