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

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Mar 9 10:27:38 CET 2010

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:

> On 8 March 2010 Karl Berry wrote:
>  > I installed preview.sty in the standard way for TL because it is
>  > part of the preview[-latex] package on CTAN.
>  > 
>  > David, if you prefer that I install it in texmf (seems wrong to
>  > me), or not install it at all, just let me know.  Whatever you
>  > want.
> Is it feasible to remove preview.sty from CTAN, put it somewhere under
> site-lisp/auctex and set TEXINPUTS in Emacs accordingly?

i don't see the relation between th predicate and the conclusion there.
whatever, "removing from ctan" is something the author does, and given
the _other_ uses of preview.sty, i don't really see that it would be
particularly desirable.

> If only
> Emacs needs preview.sty, this is certainly the best solution.

preview.sty has other uses, for sure.

i don't believe your proposal is a "solution", but if the authors want
to remove preview.sty from ctan, we wouldn't prevent them.


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