[tex-live] Installing xz-utils to unpack TeX ive 2009 on Kubuntu 9.10

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Dec 18 14:23:16 CET 2009

George N. White III wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 3:42 AM, R (Chandra) Chandrasekhar
> <chyavana at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Folks,
>> I have a somewhat preambulary question on installing TeX Live 2009.
>> I run Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) and wanted to download the packed ISO via
>> torrent and generate my own local DVD, as explained at:
>> http://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-iso.html
>> Before doing that, I tried to install xz-utils on my system so:
>> sudo apt-get install xz-utils
>> and got the following sombre message:
>> ---
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree
>> Reading state information... Done
>> The following packages will be REMOVED:
>>  lzma
>> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>>  xz-utils
>> WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed.
>> This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing!
>>  lzma (due to dpkg)
>> 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
>> Need to get 166kB of archives.
>> After this operation, 209kB of additional disk space will be used.
>> You are about to do something potentially harmful.
>> To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, do as I say!' ?]
>> ---
>> Needless to say, I aborted the installation of xz-utils at this point.
>> Can the cognoscenti on this list please advise me what indeed I should do,
>> given that I would by far prefer installing a .deb package  to get xz?
>> Many thanks.
>> Chandra
> Use "aptitude" and you will see that xz-utils is intended to replace lzma, so
> in this case it should be OK.  On my Ubuntu 9.20 system dpkg-dev (which I
> used to create a dummy texlive package so the dependencies of other packages
> on texlive are satisfied) depends on lzma, but the dependency is
> satisfied by xz-utils.

could you post more information about how you bould that dummy package? 
I think many people could benefit from this.



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