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

Johannes Böttcher johannesbottcher at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 15:56:53 CEST 2014

Hi Andy,

i don't think you are in the right place here, as the TeX Live
team has, as far as i know,  no say in what the different distros
put into their repositories.

I haven't seen line numbering in schientific works except for
code listings. But almost everybody uses ppackage *listings* for
this purpose.

Best Regards

On 06.09.2014 14:43, Andy Buckley wrote:
> Hi,
> 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:
> http://shihho.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/latex-lineno/
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Andy

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