[tex-live] Packaging TeXlive as Debian packages

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Wed Jan 5 18:38:18 CET 2005

Norbert Preining wrote:

>Ugg. Sebastian, you said you have done this nearly finished.
with TL as it was some years ago :-}

>What to do with Package/xyz which is included in *several* collections
>or schemes?
>I have generated a list of these packages. Here is an excerpt of some
>funny/problematic stuff:
>        collection-basic
>        collection-fontsextra
>        collection-langcyrillic
>        collection-latexextra
>        collection-pdfetex
>        scheme-context
>        collection-fontsextra
>        collection-fontsrecommended
rats. this would all be OK if we made each package a Debian package, of 

I think we have to make some new collections. so we make 
and anyone who wants that Requires that collection.

I can work on this if you can produce a list?

(Karl, we'll need to do some work in Perforce in the tpm directories;
forgiveness in advance, please)

>- Work over the list and fix it so that every package is only Required
>  in ONE collection/scheme, and schemes do NOT ask for *explicit*
>  packages but only other collections
yes. baning package requirement in schemes is probably necessary

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