compliation failure of minimal latex documents

Norbert Preining preining at
Tue Feb 4 21:25:17 CET 2020

Hi Joseph,

> It doesn't break at present; no expl3, no attempt to load expl3.

Hmm, but then why did happen what the OP posted?
I only see a bug report that an empty latex document cannot be compiled,
and that l3backend is tried to be loaded. If this happens, out of
whatever reason, something is wrong.

Ok, we always said that package-package requirements are not fully
defined, and one needs to install the resp collection to get everything

Could it be that the OP had
- l3kernel (expl3.sty) installed
- l3backend *not* installed

In this case, we probably need a inter-package dep 
	l3kernel -> l3backend
or similar

> TL. I'd imagine that l3kernel should have l3backend as a dependency, but
> I've no idea if that helps with collections.

Are there any other of these dependencies?


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