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

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Thu May 19 10:34:26 CEST 2005

Julian Gilbey wrote:

>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?
The idea is for texlive-* to be a complete replacement for
teTeX, for those who want a finer-grained TeX setup. Its packages would
include the necessary Provides and Conflicts to make sure
they and teTeX would not co-exist. That said, its silly
for teTeX and texlive to duplicate complex work on configuration. Hence
Norbert's discussion.

The texlive-* Debian packages are the TeX Live "collections", no
more and no less. Any adjustment to their contents would/will be done
by adjusting the TPM definitions of the collections. Most of the necessary
work is done already.

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