[tex-live] preview.sty / tlmgr vs AucTeX

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Mar 9 04:00:45 CET 2010

On  8 Mar, 2010, at 08:24, George N. White III wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 7:52 AM, Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I just noticed that tlmgr and AucTeX install preview.sty (et al.) in two different branches of the TeXLive tree (in Debian, but I guess it might be the same in other distros).
> DId you install AucTeX using .deb package or by building from sources?


>> [...]
> If AucTeX installs support files, I'd prefer that they go in texmf-local, but it would be nice if the AucTeX installer checked for the support files and only installs them if they are not already present in the distro.

And, maybe, if they are older; but that means that tlmgr (and MiKTeX?) has to recognize also if the files installed by AucTeX are up to date or older when you do a general update.

> In any case, the AucTeX configure allows you to set the texmf path and
> tex-dir, so at least you can ensure that preview.sty ends up in the
> location of your choice.




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