[tex-live] Beamer/Tex-Live

Robert Alessi alessi at robertalessi.net
Thu Jul 20 12:14:19 CEST 2017

Hi Norbert,

On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 05:39:00PM +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi Robert,
> > Correct, there is no minor version number on git, so one has to do with
> > the master branch.  To take an example, there is an 'auctex-git' package
> Yes, building from git is one option, but most distributions are not
> happy. Arch is a rolling release distribution (AFAIR) and thus
> doesn't care for timings, but most big dists use generally released
> versions of software.

That is correct.  I don't use Arch myself, but unless I be wrong, AUR
is not the official Arch, which still has v11.90 of auctex and so that
glitch which accompanies it.

> > >> through emacs itself: just do 'M-x package-list-packages', which is
> > >> after all the recommended way to install and update packages such as
> > >> auctex.
> > > 
> > > Not for distributions.
> > 
> > Oddly, this is where 11.90.2 can be found!
> Sorry for being unclear - I meant using elpa/M-x package-list-packages is
> "not the recommended way for distributions".

I was skimming too fast.  If I may, wouldn't it be worth recompiling
the current version with a small patch for the time being?

All the best,


> All the best
> Norbert
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