compliation failure of minimal latex documents

Norbert Preining preining at
Tue Feb 4 21:30:14 CET 2020

Hi Jack,

On Tue, 04 Feb 2020, jack wrote:
> ! LaTeX Error: File `l3backend-pdfmode.def' not found

> Also, we'd have some package in collection-latex depending on
> collection-latexrecommended (I presume).  There's no point to having
> collection-latex if you can't do anything without *also* having
> collection-latexsomethingelse.
> To be fair, I don't have collection-latexrecommended installed; instead I
> have several its packages installed individually.  I try to keep my

We (TeX Live) do not guarantee that this will work, and we *never* said
that it will work.

You seem to have l3kernel installed, but not l3backend, which is in
collection-latexrecommended, but NOT l3backend, which is in the same

We don't support this, and it is up to you to fix incompatibilities by
	tlmgr search --global
to find the respective package that is missing.

Bottomline: either do what we recommend, that is install whole
collections, or fix missing packages yourself.

But please don't complain about the end of the world.



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