[tex-live] Proposal for collection reorganization

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sun Jun 4 22:57:53 CEST 2006

> Norbert,
> some comments regarding 'collection-pdfetex';
> > * Remove collection-pdfetex and move all the files into latex-base or
> >   latexrecommended?
> [...]
> >   pdf-trans -- Transformations of TeX boxes for pdfTeX.
> this one is not related to LaTeX, should be left standalone.

as anyone who cared to read the catalogue entry would have known.

> [...]
> >   bin-pdftools -- Support tools for PDF files.
> >   bin-thumbpdf -- Thumbnails for pdfTeX and dvips/ps2pdf.
> >   eso-pic -- Add picture commands (or backgrounds) to every page.
> > 
> > pdftools and thumbpdf could probably moved to collection-context (especially 
> > since they are links to texexec!!!).

when did thumbpdf stop being a standalone script (called by a shell

making it a texexec call means latex users have to have to load
context bundle, regardless.

doesn't bother me (since i've got decent sized discs) but makes a bit
of a mockery of carefully separating the context and latex bundles.

More information about the tex-live mailing list