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

Dan Drake drake at kaist.edu
Tue Jan 26 01:36:15 CET 2010

On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 at 11:52PM +0000, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> Dan Drake <drake at kaist.edu> wrote:
> > The version of Sage in Debian/Ubuntu is hopelessly outdated and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 i.e., there's a .deb containing an outdated sage system?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.)

The .deb for Sage is outdated.

> 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 outdated.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.

CTAN's copy of SageTeX is pretty current. I've noticed that updates to
CTAN happen pretty quickly; I'm concerned here about how long it would
take for updates to filter into TL or MikTeX, and then into other
packaging systems, etc.

> do you want me to delete the ctan holding?

It seems like it would be nice if SageTeX stayed on CTAN, but was not
included in TL. I don't know how reasonable or easy that arrangement is,


---  Dan Drake
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