[tex-live] Debian TeX packages for Etch now on backports.org

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Aug 4 02:46:43 CEST 2008

Hi all!

Some news concerning the backports of TeX Live 2007 Debian packages to
etch. I have stopped to provide my own binaries and switched to using
www.backports.org. Advantage of that is that we will have uptodate 
binaries for all different architectures, not only for those I manage to
compile for or ask someone to compile for.

For you that means:
- the installation source for texlive-bin has changed, please see
  on how to use the backports service. In a nut shell:
  . add 
    deb http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main
    to your /etc/apt/source.list
  . call aptitude update
  . install any package with
    aptitude -t etch-backports install texlive-base-bin ....

- all arch = all packages (i.e., all the others) can be either taken
  from the testing repository with pinning (see again the above page
  for detailed descriptions), but I will continue to have them
  around in my repository on people.debian.org.

So to some the situation up:

texlive and tex-common
 	deb http://people.debian.org/~preining/TeX/ tl2007/
 	deb-src http://people.debian.org/~preining/TeX/ src/

	deb http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main
	deb-src http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main
	(but the source is also available from the above location)

	deb http://people.debian.org/~preining/TeX/ lmodern/
	deb-src http://people.debian.org/~preining/TeX/ lmodern/

  	deb http://people.debian.org/~preining/TeX/ context/
 	deb-src http://people.debian.org/~preining/TeX/ context/

The package has been accepted into backports.org only today, so
currently there are only i386 binaries, but soon there should be all the
other archs, too.

I hope that this service integrates better into the normal backport
world most people are using.

If you have any questions, just let me know.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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