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

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Jan 26 00:52:44 CET 2010

Dan Drake <drake at kaist.edu> wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 at 02:05PM -0400, George N. White III wrote:
> > Currently, <http://wiki.sagemath.org/#Images.2BAC8Plotting.2BAC8Art>
> > points to CTAN for sagetex.  Is there another place to find it?   It does
> > not appear to be included in the Ubuntu 9.10 packages.
> The version of Sage in Debian/Ubuntu is hopelessly outdated and right
> now no one is working on getting new packages prepared. SageTeX will be
> included in the next Sage released, and we can switch links and so on to
> the Sage documentation.

i.e., there's a .deb containing an outdated sage system?  or there's
no-one working to update sagetex to current ctan standards?  (we know
that's false.)

> > 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?
> That's roughly what I've done in the current documentation. When you say
> "add a texmf tree", do you mean add an entire new tree that tools like
> kpsewhich look through, in addition to texmkf-local, ~/texmf, and so on? 
> Oh, and as far as MikTeX goes: Sage doesn't currently work on Windows,
> so I've been ignoring it. Getting Sage ported to Windows will be much,
> much more difficult than getting SageTeX added into MikTeX.

of course, since sagetex is already in miktex.

however, we don't know (since you've not answered my question about
ctan) whether you consider that our (ctan's) holding of sagetex is
outdated.  since texlive and miktex have what ctan holds, this seems a
significant germane question.

do you want me to delete the ctan holding?

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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