[tex-live] How to handle interdependencies of collections

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Wed May 9 10:19:52 CEST 2007

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:

>     but collection-humanities does not require collection-latexextra.  (In
>     fact, it does not require any collection, not even latexbase, but that
>     might be because some are generic macros.)
> It would be ok for collection-humanities to require "latexbase" (I
> assume that is collection-latex in the TL world), but requiring
> latexextra would defeat the purpose of collection-humanities.

I see.

>     On the Debian side, I think we can add a Recommends or Suggests, a "soft
>     Requires". 
> That sounds reasonable in general, if you want to make a general
> statement.  Other possibilities would be to move acronym to humanities,
> or bigfoot to latexextra.  I don't have strong feelings about it.

acronym is not only useful for humanities, I'd say.  

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

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