[tex-live] can you remove a package from TeXLive?

Dan Drake drake at kaist.edu
Mon Jan 25 11:50:16 CET 2010


I'm afraid I need to request that a package be removed from TeXLive. I'm
the maintainer of SageTeX [1], which works with Sage [2] and LaTeX.
Since Sage is (largely) a Python program, SageTeX uses both a Python
module and LaTeX style file, and these two things need to be
synchronized if SageTeX is going to work.

A new version of Sage gets released once a month or so, and while
TeXLive is updated frequently, I don't think most users update TL as
often as they might update Sage. I've already run into problems with
sagetex.sty from TL shadowing the version from Sage, so I think in this
case it would be best to request that SageTeX be removed from TL.

I hate doing this, as I'm very pleased that my work has been included
with TL, but I think it's probably the best thing to do.



  1. http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/sagetex/
  2. http://sagemath.org

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