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Re: Removal of LaTeX2HTML from main

Ralf Treinen <treinen@club-internet.fr> a tapoté :

> On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 04:06:02PM +0100, Roland Stigge wrote:
>> working on the legal issues for LaTeX2HTML [1], at debian-legal [2], we
>> concluded that LaTeX2HTML will have to be removed from main because it
>   [...]
>> With /usr/bin/latex2html substituted, many packages render bad results
>> or even FTBFS because of several reasons:
>   [...]
>> As the maintainer of one of the aforementioned packages you have the
>> choice between the following options (exclusively):
>   [...]
>> * Build-Depend on hevea or hyperlatex if you figure out that one of
>>   these alternatives are better than TeX4ht (htlatex)
> Please consider using hevea as a replacement of latex2html. It is
> currently used (by the respective upstream authors) to produce
> html versions of the manual of OCaml and GNU Prolog. 
> I don't know what the special features of latex2html are, but 
> if you tell me what special needs you have I can try to check
> if it can be done with hevea.

Can someone provide a link to a clear explanation about latex2html
being non-free?

Mathieu Roy

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