[tex-live] lineno.sty in humanities repo rather than base for some reason... can it be changed?

Andy Buckley andy.buckley at cern.ch
Sat Sep 6 14:43:47 CEST 2014


I was trying to figure out why CTAN lists the commonly used lineno
package as in TeXlive, yet it wasn't available on my Ubuntu texlive base
+ extras installation. Then I found this blog post:


which explains that for some odd reason lineno is considered a
"humanities" package. As a scientist, I hadn't seen a need to install
texlive-humanities, but can assure you that demand for line numbering
isn't restricted to the humanities ;-)

As far as I can tell this hasn't yet been reported as a bug, and
hopefully isn't just an accidental misassignment or oversight... so:
  Could lineno please be moved to the TeXlive base so it'll be
automatically available in lots of scientific computing environments
that won't have installed the humanities repo?


Dr Andy Buckley, Royal Society University Research Fellow
Particle Physics Expt Group, University of Glasgow / PH Dept, CERN

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