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Bug#709758: Replacing a binary package by another one(was: Communication issue?)

On Wed, 2013-09-04 at 10:57 +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Di, 03 Sep 2013, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> > texlive-lang-european?  It doesn't look like it to me (no Breaks or
> > Conflicts), but I haven't actually tried it.
> conflicts there are, texlive-base conflicts with all the old packages.
> TL2013 made big changes to the naming of packages. If I go down
> the road you suggest I have to introduce about 30 transitional
> packages ... 
> Simple answer: No.
> If someone wants to, I am fine to hand over the maintainance of TL
> to those who think they can handle it.
> I will not carry 30+ transitional packages.

How much do those packages weigh, Norbert?  Are TeX transitional
packages particularly heavy?

I really don't know why you think TeX is exempt from the usual
requirements to support clean upgrades between Debian releases.


Ben Hutchings
If you seem to know what you are doing, you'll be given more to do.

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