compliation failure of minimal latex documents

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at
Tue Feb 4 17:54:54 CET 2020

On 04/02/2020 16:31, Manfred Lotz wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Feb 2020 07:50:57 -0700
> "jack" <tljack at> wrote:
>> Recently there's been an alarming lack of attention paid to which
>> collection things wind up in.
> I think if things go wrong this is not intentional.

Tracking down all of the dependencies is tricky, as it's only really 
doable by using a system stripped back deliberately. That does get done, 
but it's not instant. Moreover, TeX Live's dependency tracking has never 
been intended to be 'complete': at best it is guidance.

(For many people, installing all of TeX Live is their default position, 
so these things don't even show up.)


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