[tex-live] When is a package removed from TeX Live?

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat May 14 16:45:45 CEST 2011

Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

> On Fr, 13 Mai 2011, Martin Schröder wrote:
> > Work is ongoing on making tlmgr work with multiple repositories,
> > so having something like "ctan-nonfree" will be easy, provided
> > someone maintains it.
> Hehehe, but who will step forward to do that? By now not even the
> packages that were already packaged for TeX Live and later removed
> were taken over into tlcontrib, so why should someone step forward
> to do that by him/herself. But I don't care anyway ;-)

a harsh man...  (it doesn't affect me either, but it seems to me that we
have this excellent method of distributing stuff (via tlmgr) and it's
silly not to use it when we can.)

istm that it would be good to reuse the discarded packages, but we can't
simply do that, since we don't know which packages are about to be
discarded.  so, whoever is going to do the job needs a copy that holds a
snapshot of its state just before mirroring, each day.  (i have such a
thing, but i don't have any spare time :-( )


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