.tlpsrc files and package dependencies

Ivan Valbusa ivan.valbusa at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 14:49:18 CEST 2020

Dear friends,

I noticed that by installing some packages via *tlmgr install* (for example
biblatex and beamer), dependencies are also installed by default. These
dependencies are listed in the <pkg>.tlpobj file which, in turn, as far as
I understand, are given in the <pkg>.tlpsrc file (here:
http://www.tug.org/texlive/devsrc/Master/tlpkg/tlpsrc/). i have two
(1) Is it possible, when uploading a package to CTAN, to attach the
respective .tlpsrc file with the dependencies of the package?
(2) Is it conceivable to ask each package author to provide a list of
dependencies, so that installing that package also installs the

This could be very useful in the case of non-full installations.

Best regards
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/attachments/20200601/4ed35a24/attachment.html>

More information about the tex-live mailing list.