[tex-live] When will TeXLive 2007 find its way to debian-repos?

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Fri Mar 16 12:38:46 CET 2007

Søren Christensen <severino at ulvedalen.dk> wrote:

> The gmane.comp.tex.live.debian seems to be very silent (dead?), so I will
> put the question here.

It's dead; the list is now debian-tex-maint at lists.debian.org or
http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.devel.tetex (the gmane people
didn't follow the name change).

> Does anybody know when the new texlive-edition will show up in Debian-Etch
> reposities?

Never.  etch is going to be released on December 4th, 2006, err, April
2th, 2007, anyway, real soon now.  No time for new upstream versions.

> Or have I missed something? Updating package-lists doesn't bring up
> tex-live 2007 (as far as I can tell) I'm specifically looking for XeTeX.

We have preliminary packages at 

deb http://www.tug.org/texlive/Debian/ tl2007/

which will be uploaded to experimental soon (which, in this case, means:
"As soon as Norbert is back from the mountains (Monday, March 19th), has
read all e-mail that has accumulated since he left, and is ready to

Of course I could upload to experimental myself, but there are still
some minor issues to be fixed, and most importantly, the packages will
be kept in the NEW queue for a while (because of the new texlive-xetex
package).  In order to be usable, we will upload to tug.org again, where
only Norbert has write access.

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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