Re: Latex/Tex / dpkg remark
> Hello folks:
> As many of you folks might be aware, the binaries for the latex LaTeX2e
> release were uploaded to sunstite about a week ago.
> IT installs everything in /usr/TeX which is in accordance to the CTAN folks
> I am not sure if this follows the FSSTND.
Are they (the CTAN Folks) not talking about /usr/local/texmf etc. in
stead of /usr/TeX ?
I have just been compiling TeX and some other stuff and did not get
the real out-of-the-box feeling (I must be a newbee). Ugh. Latex2e
too; I must say I admire the configuration scripts the wizzards have
> So, I would think, that it would be just ggood to include this thing
> into the debian release? I do not know if the debian philosophy
> is diffferent, but I thought I would atleast comment on this
I would like a Debian (la-)tex setup too, though I'm not sure what
should be included. Let me try:
- The standard TeX distribution from Karl Berry (now at -6.1)
- LaTeX2e (still in sort-of-an-alpha-release-state)
- a handsome selection of style files and macro packages
- AucTeX package for Emacs
This is not a minimal setup, and it might be nice to leave open some
configurability: perhaps one should not put everything in a single .deb
> As a bonus, one might include xfig, and transfig to create drawing
> and to include then with LaTeX. This will of course have to come
> in the X packages.
See my previous remark.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERERENT:
Would it perhaps be possible to let dpkg install a package from an
allready mounted directory? (I have a tape drive)
'Would love that %-)
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