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Bug#95995: 3rd party information

From: Kaz Sasayama <Kaz.Sasayama@HyperLinuxJP.com>
Subject: Bug#95995: 3rd party information
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 11:40:02 +0900

> I use normally tetex-bin installed and tetex-extra removed (after once 
> installed) for pdftex.  This happens to be possible because of 
> tetex-extra removes no *.fmt files. :)  So I think pdftex/pdflatex 
> depends on tetex-extra no more than normal tex/latex does.  Although I 
> do not use pdflatex, I believe pdftex accepts normal TeX input files and 
> just produces output in PDF instead of DVI as normal tex does.  (As you 
> see, if an input file requires tetex-extra even normal tex can depend on 
> it.)

Hmm, sorry but I might be too hasty.

I would like to show some information I got.

civic:~$ dpkg -L tetex-extra | grep \\.ini

The above tells us that ini files of pdftex, pdflatex, pdfetex,
pdfelatex, pdfmex, pdfemex might be moved to tetex-base
then tetex-bin could generate these fmt files with fmtutil
and a user could run pdf*tex without tetex-extra.

I am not sure but if the reason that pdf*tex were in tetex-extra
is that they were not standard enough then they might be standard
enough alredy.

If the reason is that they are not stable enough or so
then I cannot tell it is good or not to move pdf*tex to

Because I do not know about pdf*tex, so I would like to
know any idea of other members.

Best regards,			2001.9.28

 Debian Developer & Debian JP Developer - much more I18N of Debian
 Atsuhito Kohda <kohda@debian.org>
 Department of Math., Tokushima Univ.

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