[tex-live] should lh depend on ecrm?

Ulrike Fischer news2 at nililand.de
Wed Sep 24 19:09:34 CEST 2008

Am Wed, 24 Sep 2008 23:07:01 +0700 schrieb Ivan Shmakov:

>  >> Does `lh' package depend on `ecrm'?  I've stumbled upon the
>  >> following error, which disappeared after installing `ecrm'.
>  >> I see that the problem originates from lh/base/fikparm.mf, and
>  >> there're indeed a lot of mentions of `ec' in `use_driver', though I
>  >> don't understand what the code actually does (but my experience with
>  >> Metafont is very limited.)
>  >> ! I can't find file `ecrm'.  <scantokens> input ecrm
>  > It is quite possible and nothing to worry about if a mf-file inputs
>  > another one.  It is also quite natural that the lh-fonts use files
>  > from the cm and the ec-family.
> 	Shouldn't there be a
> depend ecrm
> 	line in texlive.tlpdb, below `name lh' then?
> 	(I'm completely unfamiliar with the TeX Live packaging, but I've
> 	thought that it's exactly the way to inform, e. g., tlmgr to
> 	install ecrm in case lh is requested?)

No idea. But I have some doubts that such a system could be managed as
almost every package loads (and so depends on) other packages. miktex
use some sort of trigger system: If during a compilation a file is
missing it looks up in its list of packages if there is one which
contains the file and then installs it. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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