[tex-live] Forest dependency

Jürgen Spitzmüller jspitzm at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 08:10:35 CEST 2016

Am Donnerstag, den 14.07.2016, 22:16 +0000 schrieb Karl Berry:
>     dependency in the tlpoj file of forest, so that elocalloc is
> pulled by
>     forest installation?
> Ok, done, 


> but ...
>     http://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/10284
> I find that thread difficult to comprehend, but some thoughts anyway:
> Perhaps lyx could be made smart enough to, optionally, do "tlmgr
> install
> foobar" (if TL) or the equivalent under miktex (though miktex already
> does it itself), if it's "smart" enough to complain about foobar
> being
> required.  I'm not sure if that's what's happening.

LyX does not install LaTeX packages at all, it just generally checks
whether packages that are needed for a given feature are available, and
if not, the feature is disabled (and a warning given). [except, as you
said, if you use MikTeX and have this on-the fly thing enabled]

But yes, such a feature would be possible. On the other hand, we have
limited manpower.

> Also, I fail to see the original point: there should be no need for
> the
> "average user" to compile a manual.  If the package is released to
> it should include a PDF manual already.  forest certainly does.

This refers to a LyX manual (in this case, the manual that explains how
to use the LyX features related to linguistics). Since this LyX manual
showcases forest trees, it does not compile if elocalloc is not

> Furthermore, the dependencies of a package's manual are usually far
> larger than the dependencies of the package itself.  So in general it
> would not make sense to add dependencies of the manual to the
> package.

This is a misunderstanding. I only refer to the dependencies of a

> I could say more but that's plenty already ...

Well, feel free to do so.


> Best,
> Karl

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