CTAN Update: ctanify

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at ctan.org
Sat Jan 30 09:30:55 CET 2016

Scott Pakin submitted an update to the



Version:  1.8.1
License:  lppl1.3

Summary description:  Prepare a package for upload to CTAN

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 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

The package's files themselves can be inspected at

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   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra RĂ¼be-Pugliese

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