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

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Thu May 19 10:36:14 CEST 2005

George White wrote:

>What would be nice is a set of dummy packages that satisfy the
>dependencies of the package manager but let you use your own version,
>e.g., using symbolic links for the above list.  The if a user encounters
>a problem they can easily uninstall the tetex-dummy package and install
>the one the distro offers.  This should not prevent them continuing to
>use the local package for normal work, just ensure that the expected 
>bugs are present for things like the R-Project example.
I think this is already catered for. Packages which have a dependency
on eg "tetex-base" will find that satisfied by one of the texlive 
packages. no
need for dummies.

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