[texhax] Debian testing & tetex-bin

Vittorio v.demartino2 at virgilio.it
Wed Jun 23 16:56:43 CEST 2004

On Friday 28 May 2004 07:25, Pavel Minev Penev wrote:
> On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 07:24:11PM +0100, Vittorio wrote:
> > Under debian testing I'm updating & upgrading the system by means of
> > apt-get.
> >
> > <snip>
> > Setting up tetex-bin (2.0.2-14) ...
> [etc.]
> I have been dissaitisfied with the Debian teTeX too long.  The
> developers keep old versions of the TeX packages with bugs that have
> already been fixed on CTAN.  There are also many interesting packages
> missing (do you have ucs for example?)  So I switched to TeXlive.  You
> can download the entire DVD image from tug.org, or become a TUG member
> and receive the CDs + DVD + TUG Boat every year by mail.  It is
> frustrating to deal with problems that have long ago been fixed, just
> because the developers package out of date software (in your case, not
> even properly).  So my suggestion is to dump the Debian TeTeX or file a
> bug report against it and wait.

I understand your point but unfortunately resorting to texlive under debian 
means to create some other problems with dependencies of other packages like 
Lyx, R, etc.

Ciao & thanks 

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