[tex-live] teTeX: no next release

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Mon May 29 23:12:13 CEST 2006

    I can't speak to the Debian ones as I never used them. Perhaps they were
    the same as the RH ones, repackaged.

My strong impression is that they were created and maintained
independently, even though both were usually wildly out of date :).
    One year it was /usr/local/TeX-Live or something, one year it was
    /usr/TeX, now it's /usr/local/texlive/2005.

Peter, I admit I don't understand what difference it makes to you what
the default path is.  It's just the default.  Don't you just override it
with whatever path you want for your systems?  If not, why not?

Anyway, this year it will be /usr/local/texlive/2006, unless someone
convinces me otherwise.  The reason I proposed and implemented the
year-based default is that it simply does not work to install TL X+1
onto the same directory where TL X was installed.  Nothing good can come
of that, and the default path shouldn't encourage thinking that it
works.  That was my reasoning, anyway.

I would expect .deb/.rpm/whatever repackagings to alter the root to
whatever makes sense.  In fact, as I understand it, the .deb's go to a
lot of trouble to move everything into a /usr/{bin,lib,share,...} kind
of setup, as is the usual practice.  I expect other general Linux
distributions would want to do the same, if anyone else ever bothers to
care about TeX ...


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