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Re: Bug#312897: ITP: texlive -- The TeXlive system packaged for debian

On Mon, Jun 13, 2005 at 09:41:47AM +0200, frank wrote:
> If we had texlive in Debian, there wouldn't be such pressure.  teTeX
> would be updated to the current version shortly after a release, and
> then would stick to that upstream version no matter what happened until
> the next release.  And the buildds and package maintainers would be happy.

Not too sure about that. It seems likely that teTeX and TeX-live
packages will have to conflict with each others. This mean that in order
to build a Debian package, you might need to remove you TeX installation
and install another one. This is likely to be painful.

OTOH, TeX having a very high level of internal compatibility, it might
be possible to mix and match, but that might require to split teTeX 
debian packages in smaller chunk.

So does the plan handle that ?

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

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