[tex-live] Re: Debian packages of stuff also in TeX live

Frank Küster frank at debian.org
Fri Jul 22 09:36:20 CEST 2005

Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

>> I would "Conflict" with arabtex, chaksem, latex-beamer, latex-xcolor, 
>> lmodern,pgf, tex-chess, prosper musixtexand "Suggest" texpower
> Hmmmm. So we conflict with packages which are present in texlive and
> Suggest those not in texlive. 
> Ok, Frank and the other DDs, is this a `valid' procedure?

Yes, of course.  You could make the thing more flexible if a
package/metapackage texlive-b that depends on style A which is in package
texlive-a and the older package a has the following setup:

texlive-b: Depends: texlive-a | a
texlive-a: Conflicts: a

I would start off assuming that from a TeX point of view it doesn't
matter which you take, and only should bug reports point to some
incompatibility add (possibly versioned) Depends/Conflicts.

>> >Well, a whole lot of work for me to be done :-{{{{{ Getting all these
>> >packages to work with texlive. 
>> >
>> just "Conflict" them all...
> Well, this would be easy, ok.

Not conflicting might be more work, yes.  However - as I said - if the
packages follow the (not yet mandatory) Debian TeX policy, they should
usually work, and you need not do much.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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