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Re: Release Goal Proposal: texlive-transition

On Wed, 2007-07-04 at 13:30 +0200, Florent Rougon wrote:
> [Trying to reply for Frank, since he's on vacation...]
> Hi,
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> > This particular problem only exists because you're providing tetex-bin and
> > tetex-extra packages that don't have the same semantics as previous
> > versions.
> As Frank explained, it is impossible to provide "packages that don't have
> the same semantics as previous versions". The only possible thing, since
> teTeX is removed, is to provide "packages that provide a superset of the
> functionality provided by tetex-* packages when teTeX was still in the
> archive."

I think the problem is that the new packages aren't a superset; you
can't reliably put in the new package and expect all the previously
working bits to still keep working.


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