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

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Jan 25 12:22:54 CET 2010

Dan Drake <drake at kaist.edu> wrote:

> 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.

tl takes its content from ctan.  the latest sagetex on ctan dates from
june last year.  if what you say is true, we should remove sagetex from
ctan, too, because there seems no way to mirror it.

this has the plus side that it will then be automatically removed from
tl; i don't know what miktex's policies are, so i suggest you send a
similar message to the miktex support address (whatever that is).

anyway, shall i delete sagetex from ctan now?

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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