[tex-live] What is it?

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Fri Sep 5 19:59:17 CEST 2008

Victor Ivrii a écrit :
> 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-"
Indeed, I think it is something reasonable to add to the wishlist for
the future of tlmgr (and tlmgr gui). While I do like the Unix philosophy
of small bricks which can build something together, I also think that in
general it's best if the developers assemble the bricks for the user. In
other terms, one should not ask to every one to be able to use grep...

Anyway, and probably other members of the team will agree, it's hard
even with moths of testing to think to everything and user feedback is
most welcome for features that would be useful to add (esp. if they are
not to hard to implement :-) ).

> 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).
I think you got it! And there's also human error, etc.

> BTW TL2008 installs beamer in a bit messy way: in what  got from sourceforge
> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/tex/latex/beamer/
> looks like
> base            emulation       extensions      lyx
> solutions       themes
> with many .sty occupying top level in TL2008 put in base
Indeed we move everything in base to the top level. Does it hurt in any
way? (Btw I'm not sure why we do this, either.)


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