[luatex] Package luamplib

Zvi Gilboa zg7s at eservices.virginia.edu
Thu Jul 19 22:07:15 CEST 2012

This is indeed embarrassing, however in my humble opinion, TeXLive 
should not be shipping with Ubuntu at all, as it is the source of many 
potential disasters.  One trivial example: suppose that you use a 
different TeX distribution, or simply opt for a "manual" installation of 
(the current version of) TeXLive, as many people (myself included)do.  
You might then decide to install a random TeX-related package -- be it 
an editor, a font, or anything else for that matter -- just to realize 
that Ubuntu thinks it should now install the whole TeX-system shebang 
for you...

Best regards,
Zvi Gilboa

On 07/19/2012 03:59 PM, Dirk Laurie wrote:
> 2012/7/18 Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>:
>> BTW, the problem you encountered seems to be caused by a bug rather
>> than a compatibility problem.  Obviously the comment character was
>> ignored.  However, it's fixed already in newer releases.
>>   > What's the easiest solution, short of "Update your whole
>>   > installation to the latest TeXLive"?
>> Please note that in order to upgrade from TL-2011 to TL-2012 you don't
>> have to install everything from scratch anymore:
>>    http://tug.org/texlive/upgrade.html
>> You could probably install a newer LuaTeX binary into your current
>> installation, but I fear that everything you do beyond the package
>> manager's neck will cause trouble former or later.  In particular,
>> if your system is inconsistent, nobody can reproduce your problems.
> Can you believe it, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" released
> April 2012 ships with TeXLive 2009.
> Dirk

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