[tex-live] Broken dependencies among sty files in TeX Live 2009 distribution

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Sat Oct 24 10:56:51 CEST 2009

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 04:47:47AM +0400, Alexander Cherepanov wrote:
> Hi Karl!
> On Tue, 20 Oct 2009 13:27:02 -0500, karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:
> >     How a package with noinfo
> >
> > Instead of just debating it, how about helping with writing the authors?
> > That's what's needed to move forward.
> That's different things. IMHO, first step should be to make sure that
> all packages are free, say, by removing the packages in question.
> Distros like Debian and Red Hat will remove them anyway.
> And only then the situation could be improved further by encouraging
> the authors to choose a free license for their packages. And this 
> could be done for non-free packages too.
> But let's put freeness aside for a minute. One needs a license just 
> for distribution. As I see it, no license -- no permission to 
> distribute. And texlive is not just distributed, it is sold. As you
> know very well ctan have enough packages with nosell license, so I
> don't see how one can assume that a random tex package could be sold.
> BTW copyright infringement is more and more becoming a crime and can 
> be prosecuted even against author's will.
> But to move forward a tiny bit here is the list of texlive packages 
> with 'noinfo' license (82 items):
> ....
> dviout.win32     dviout           Oshima Toshio

Some licencing info at
It is dated 1998 (!).

Note that this is a help file in plain html, which may be useful to
Vista/win7 users.

Siep Kroonenberg

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