[tex-live] Bug#420394: How to handle interdependencies of collections (was: Bug#420394: texlive-latex-extra: acronym.sty requires suffix.sty from texlive-humanities)

Juergen Fenn juergen.fenn at GMX.DE
Wed May 9 14:25:37 CEST 2007

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) writes:

>     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.

I agree with Frank that acronym is useful not only for those working
in the humanities. However, if I got it right, we could say humanities
requires latexextra, but not vice versa, right? So if a user can do
without the humanities packages he still can install latexextra only.

> This kind of stuff is why I'm more of a lumper than a splitter when it
> comes to TeX packages.  There have probably been more bytes expended in
> the email exchange than if everything was in one package in the first place.

Unfortunately there was *one* poster who was taking part in the then
discussion and who later admitted he didn't know TL at all ... 


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