[tex-live] pdftex collection incomplete?

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Sun, 2 Jun 2002 20:05:26 +0100

On Sun, Jun 02, 2002 at 03:58:28AM +0200, Staszek Wawrykiewicz wrote:
> I found on TUG changed `Basic TeX' scheme (texlive-basic.tpm)
> with added context and etex collections. It seems to me that people
> no more can have really *basic* installation (tex, latex, pdftex,
> metapost) ;-))

no. all these interdependencies and fancy systems means that
basic TeX gets bigger and bigger

> All that mess is because pdftex needs 2 files to work, borrowed from
> ConTeXt. Last year (TL6) `pdftex collection' contained
> those macros and I think the standalone pdftex still has them.

> What can happen if the user will tune only needed `basic' scheme,
> e.g. removing context (at the moment of installation he/she knows
> quite nothing about that)?
then they'll suffer...

> Please, consider the simplest LaTeX example without *full* context

> So the main question (mostly to Hans): are those 2 files still can
> belong to *standard* pdftex stuff (as well to ConTeXt)?
> If so, can tex-pdftex.tpm contain 2 more lines:
>  texmf/tex/context/base/supp-mis.tex
>  texmf/tex/context/base/supp-pdf.tex
> to make happy LaTeX users? [I'm not LaTeX user ;-)]

the only reason I didn't do that is because I don't trust
my own install scripts, and I  know the cruder solution

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