[tex-live] Proposal for collection reorganization

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Jun 8 11:06:26 CEST 2006

Hi Hans!

On Don, 08 Jun 2006, Hans Hagen wrote:
> >Concerning context: I am still hoping that someone is packaing context
> >independently from tetex and texlive, so that one package can be used
> >  
> which means that tetex/texlive will become mainly a  latex installation?

No, which means that Debian users could call

	aptitude install context

and get a working context system. It would automatically install the
texlive binaries necessary (texlive-base-bin or tetex-bin) and run the
necessary scripts for format generation.

This way your releases would be faster mirrored to the Debian packages
(if the maintainer of the Debian packages does this fas enough)

> it depends what packaging is; on the context list are some users who 
> made/discuss an rpm; i myself provide so called minimal context 
> installations

packaging here meant creating a Debian package.

> i always understood that tex live could/did handle such things; for context 
> users need (1) the base collection of fonts and (2) the content of the main 
> context zip; 

Most users learn one packaging system: SuSE -> yast2/rpm , RedHat ->
whatever/rpm, Debian aptitude/dselect/deb, ...

Hardly anyone wants to install any files from CTAN or so by hand.

Best wishes


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