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

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 22:23:27 CET 2010

On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 1:51 PM, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 2:22 PM, Victor Ivrii <vivrii at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 1:05 PM, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> In my view, there is no point putting something that can only be used with
>>> one 3rd party app in TL -- it just makes work for all concerned.  TL and
>>> MiKTeX both make it easy to include additional texmf trees -- why not tell
>>> sage to RTF {TL,miktex} M and add a sagetex texmf tree, which would
>>> need to be included in the distribution?
>> It was my point of view with Asymptote. However if sagetex.sty is
>> automatically installed into texmf-local (as asymptote does when
>> compiling/installing from the source) then it takes priority over  its
>> counterpart in texmf-dist
> Using texmf-local for newer versions is risky -- when an even newer
> version does appear on CTAN and makes it to a package you have to
> remember to remove the old version from texmf-local.   Around here,
> texmf-local gets copied across multiple machines, so it is nice if it
> is the same everywhere.  I sometimes create a texmf-updates for
> things that are slow to get into TL if we need them to fix a broken
> document or for tests.

I am well aware of this - and bitched about this asking for tlmgr or
its sidekick to check texmf-local
But I suggest for 3rd party software which uses some style should take
care in installing it

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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