compliation failure of minimal latex documents

Norbert Preining preining at
Tue Feb 4 21:02:37 CET 2020


I agree that *not* having collection-latexrecommended installed is
sub-optimal, but latex should work without it, indeed.

On Tue, 04 Feb 2020, Phelype Oleinik wrote:
> However expl3 is loaded in the kernel *only if* expl3.ltx exists, which
> means you have l3kernel installed, which belongs to
> collection-latexrecommended, same as l3backend, so you should also
> have l3backend, unless your installation is incomplete, for some reason.

But then it should **also** work with a not loaded expl3, please.

So bottom line
- if expl3 is **required** for latex, then it should be in
- if it is included only if available, then latx **must not break**
  if it is not

Please look into this, thanks

Concerning the oberdiek bundle, enough answers already, all of them
fully correct.



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