[tex-live] Bug#425591: texlive-math-extra: missing dependency/recommends for xfrac.sty

Frank Küster frank at debian.org
Tue May 22 21:59:30 CEST 2007

severity 425591 normal

Hi texlive people,

Isaac Sijaranamual <ibsijara at science.uva.nl> wrote:

> Package: texlive-math-extra
> Version: 2005.dfsg.3-1
> Severity: important
> The LaTeX package xfrac in texlive-math-extra requires both
> template.ssty and xparse.sty. They are both in texlive-latex3, but
> texlive-math-extra does not depend on/recommends it.

I'm not sure whether we have a chance to avoid this type of problem, and
whether moving around files makes any sense.  What we can improve next
time is this:

> The two LaTeX packages template.sty and xparse.sty from texlive-latex3
> (2005.dfsg.3-1) are too old for xparse.sty from texlive-math-extra
> (2005.dfsg.3-1).

This is still true in TL 2007,

> Same minimal file as before:
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{xfrac}
> \begin{document}
> \end{document}

xparse and template are from 1999, but it requires the 2001 versions. 

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

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