[tex-live] TeXLive 2016 on Ubuntu

Br. Samuel Springuel rpspringuel at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 19:40:22 CEST 2016

I get the same list of dependencies as Norbert from texmaker.  When I 
try to purge texlive-binaries I do get a dependency warning:

dpkg: dependency problems prevent removal of texlive-binaries:
  asymptote depends on texlive-base-bin; however:
   Package texlive-base-bin is not installed.
   Package texlive-binaries which provides texlive-base-bin is to be 

So obviously it's asymptote that's creating the problem.  Now, I never 
asked for asymptote to be installed (just texmaker) and it's only listed 
as a recommended package for texmaker, so I'm not sure why it would have 
been installed.  Is there a configuration setting that would elevate 
"recommends" to "depends"?  If I remove it, I can successfully remove 

Further, I notice that texlive-base-bin is not listed in the equivs 
file.  I would guess, then, that there is a problem with chaining 
"provides" as texlive-local (as built by equivs) provides 
texlive-binaries which should, in turn, provide texlive-base-bin. 
Perhaps texlive-base-bin should be added to the equivs file?
Br. Samuel, OSB
St. Anselm’s Abbey
Washington, DC
(R. Padraic Springuel)


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