[tex-live] Re: debian packages ready

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Tue Jul 19 01:20:32 CEST 2005

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) writes:

>     The preview styles are a required part for ps4pdf and a few other
>     things.  
> ps4pdf.sty depends on preview-latex?

No, on preview.sty.  preview-latex is the Emacs application.

>From ps4pdf/README:

    The LaTeX package `ps4pdf' provides a new way to use Postscript
    commands (e.g. PSTricks graphics, PSfrag replacements, EPS
    graphics) inside a pdfLaTeX processed document. You need recent
    versions of the LaTeX packages `preview', `ifpdf', `ifvtex' and a
    new LaTeX base installation.

> I don't remember anything like this, and
> http://www.perce.de/LaTeX/ps4pdf/ps4pdf.sty doesn't seem to mention
> it.

Uh, you are talking about a basically undocumented style file, not
about its documentation.  Still, the file is _plastered_ all over with
references to the preview package.

> Are you talking about a different ps4pdf?
> Anyway, this is a side issue.
>     It does not seem like a good idea to leave out the preview
>     styles from TeXlive
> I had the impression that you were going to release everything
> "integrated" tightly together instead of in separate pieces.  Guess
> that's wrong.

Everything is one tarball, AUCTeX, but the various parts are installed
into different places by the installation procedure.  The default is
to place the preview styles into the TeX tree, but that's not the only

> No need to explain, it doesn't matter.  If there's some directory on
> CTAN which will eventually contain (la)tex files and similar, which
> can be installed usefully as a TL package by themselves, as you
> describe, then sure, I agree, we'll include that.

The directory CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/preview has always been
provided for the styles only.

> If I have to pick out certain files from certain directories and
> omit others, that would be a drag.

I consider it likely that you already did include the above.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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