showhyphens gone?

Manfred Lotz manfred at
Fri Aug 26 19:59:11 CEST 2022

On 8/26/22 18:03, Per Starbäck wrote:
> It surprised me that showhyphens was removed from Texlive 2022 during a
> recent tlmgr update.
> [  1/351] auto-remove: showhyphens ... done
> Instead I got
> [326/351, 01:04:03/01:04:57] auto-install: showhyphenation (63578) [62k] ... done
> which seems to be a fine replacement, but still, is it really
> intentional that packages are removed like that during an update of the
> same release, causing some documents to stop working? (Unless there is
> for example a security problem or a license problem.)

The showhyphens author Patrick Gundlach decided in June that showhyphens should
be moved to obsolete in CTAN. If a package gets moved to obsolete/ tree then it
will be removed from texlive.


More information about the tex-live mailing list.