Bug#386074: tetex-base: please update version of xkeyval package
> No, the workaround is to install XeTeX (together with the xkeyval
> version it is shipping) where every additional software should be
> installed: Either in /usr/local (so that xkeyval.sty gets into
> /usr/local/share/texmf/tex/latex/xkeyval/xkeyval.sty) or in $HOME. In
> both cases, the updated xkeyval package will take precedence over the
> one shipped with the Debian teTeX packages.
Hm, for whatever reason this didn't happen for me. The xkeyval in Debian
was taking precedence over the one in /usr/local, but I suppose that
this could be an artifact of the rather strange packaging job that XeTeX
did. I'm not going to worry about it too much.
> This won't happen, sorry. We usually wait for a new upstream release of
> teTeX (otherwise we'd have to start to maintain our own TeX
> distribution, instead of just packaging teTeX). However, teTeX has been
> abandoned upstream. It's successor, TeXLive, is also available in
> testing; maybe its version of xkeyval is sufficient.
Understood. Thanks for your time, and for your quick response.