[tex-live] Re: Proposal for a tex-base package

Julian Gilbey jdg at polya.uklinux.net
Tue May 17 20:39:27 CEST 2005

On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 06:55:50PM +0200, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi friends!
> I want to start a discussion on the usefulness of creating a basic
> tex-base package. Reason: I want to build the debian packages for
> texlive using the utilities from tetex. Frank once already suggested
> such a package, so here is a short proposal. I would like to hear some
> comments before I try out the whole stuff ;-)
> Proposal for a tex-base package
> ===============================
> This package should include the basic infrastructure for managing TeX
> systems on debian installations.

Before you go into details, please could you outline your idea of how
TeX and friends will work in Debian?  What would the packages be, and
how would they work together?

My presumption - correct me if I'm wrong - is that you'd have
something like the tetex-* packages as the basis of the TeX system and
then other packages on top of those which depend on them, say
containing various packages from TeX Live or from CTAN.  But I think
you're thinking something slightly different?


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