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

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sun Oct 25 21:45:56 CET 2009

Philipp Stephani <st_philipp at yahoo.de> wrote:

> Am 19.10.2009 um 17:12 schrieb Norbert Preining:
> >> here.sty		verbasef.sty		required
> >
> > that is a pain, since verbasef.sty is in ltxmisc, that should be
> > fixed.
> > but again, here.sty is not on CTAN .... pity
> > since it is sooo old maybe it should be moved to obsolete on CTAN
> > as it can anyway not be run
> Why is here.sty missing from CTAN? It can easily be found at various
> places on the Internet like
> http://www.bl.physik.uni-muenchen.de/bl_rep/styles/here.sty
> and if there are licensing issues, it should be easy to contact D.
> Carlisle.

the licence doesn't exist.  david carlisle asked that all copies should
be destroyed.

contact him and he'll probably reiterate the request.

but people like www.bl.physik.uni-muenchen.de don't care for author's
requests, it seems.

> >> inicap.sty		amsrbeta.sty		required
> >
> > inicap is not on ctan, no idea ...
> But it does exist on the Internet, including source code:
> http://web.mit.edu/texsrc/source/latex/amsrefs/inicap.dtx

but that's just a copy of an obsolete version of amsrefs.

it's the same story:

amsrefs has moved on, just like the provision of "here" facilities.
some people insist that it's better to install a withdrawn package for
this facility than the one that's currently distributed.

but the author doesn't distribute the package any more, so we don't

just the same as we don't put biblatex on m/l/contrib ... because the
author doesn't want us to do.


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