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

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 18:55:49 CEST 2014

2014-09-06 15:56 GMT+02:00 Johannes Böttcher <johannesbottcher at gmail.com>:
> 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.
tlmgr info shows that lineno really belongs to collection-humanities,
thus Ubuntu copies the TeX Live.

> I haven't seen line numbering in schientific works except for
> code listings. But almost everybody uses ppackage *listings* for
> this purpose.
I do it, not for the filan version but for proof reading. If you want
to report misprints, it is better to see the line nubers without the
need of counting them. Package listings is needed in programming, not
in science in general.

> 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

Zdeněk Wagner

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