[tex-live] What is it?

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 19:45:40 CEST 2008

On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 1:27 PM, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:
> Victor Ivrii a écrit :
>>  scheme-basic: basic scheme (plain and LaTeX)
>>   scheme-context: ConTeXt scheme
>>   scheme-full: full scheme (everything)
>>   scheme-gust: GUST TeX Live scheme
>>   scheme-gutenberg: GUTenberg TeX Live scheme
>>   scheme-medium: medium scheme
>>   scheme-minimal: minimal scheme (plain only)
>>   scheme-omega: Omega scheme
>>   scheme-tetex: teTeX scheme
>>   scheme-xml: XML scheme
> Those are the install schemes: when you run the installer, you can
> either select your own collections manually, or choose a scheme. The
> default is to use scheme-full (that is, install everything).
>> Now: who are these packages and what is their purpose? CTAN seems to
>> not know f.e. scheme-gutenberg
> It's a scheme prepared by the French TeX users group. As every other
> scheme, it is specific to the TL installer, so it's not surprising CTAN
> doesn't know about it.
> Manuel.

Thanks! One of short-coming of TLMGR is that there seem to be no way
to get list of new packages (except  something like)
%tlmgr list | egrep -v "^i|binary|00|win32|wintools|scheme-"

It seems to be rather tedious for TL team to repack all package
submissions, especially because some authors have their own superior
but non-standard understanding how submission should look).

BTW TL2008 installs beamer in a bit messy way: in what  got from sourceforge
looks like
base            emulation       extensions      lyx
solutions       themes
with many .sty occupying top level in TL2008 put in base


Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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