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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?

Why not fix the broken dependencies in tetex instead?  There may be a 
small number of people who want to install info but no TeX.  Clearly, 
tetex should conflict with texinfo and texi2html.  If tetex-base is a 
standard package, then texinfo and texi2html should not be classified as 



Syrus Nemat-Nasser <syrus@ucsd.edu>    UCSD Physics Dept.

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