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Re: Important: TeTeX install problem in 1.3

On Thu, 10 Apr 1997, Chow Chi-Ming wrote:

> Dear all,
> Bruce said,
> > Tetex refused to install, giving a page-long spiel about how to remove
> > old Tex packages, but this was a fresh install.
> It may be that Bruce installed the package texinfo before attempting
> the tetex suite.  This is because texinfo is a ``standard'' package
> and is therefore selected by default by dselect.  But since tetex-bin
> fully replaces texinfo, the preinst of tetex-{base,bin} found texinfo
> and suggested that texinfo should manually be purged.  This is the
> cause of the tetex install failure even from a fresh install.
> The cure is easy: remove texinfo from bo.  The same is true for the
> package texi2html in the section text.
> Guy, could you remove texinfo and texi2html from bo please?
> -----------------------------------------------------------

but there's no need to install tex if I only want to transform texi
documents to info or HTML. Wouldn't it be better to extract texinfo and
texi2html from tetex-base, and put them in their own packages (perhaps 
tetexinfo and tetexi2html)?

Enrique Zanardi						   ezanardi@ull.es
Dpto. Fisica Fundamental y Experimental			Univ. de La Laguna

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