[tex-live] Bug#464586: Message with no Package: tag cannot be processed! (texlive-latex-extra: package invoice can not be used without realcalc.tex from texlive-generic-extra)

Frank Küster frank at debian.org
Sat Feb 9 20:42:30 CET 2008

retitle 464586 texlive-latex-extra: package invoice can not be used without realcalc.tex from texlive-generic-extra

"Richard Hartmann" <richih.mailinglist at gmail.com> wrote:

> Package: texlive-latex-extra
> Version: 2007.dfsg.1-1
> Severity: normal
> *** Please type your report below this line ***
> Compiling the offical sample by the authors of invoice will fail unless
> texlive-generic-extra is installed.

These things are not uncommon in TeX-Live, and it is very hard to get it
right, without lumping everything together in one big collection. I'm
Cc'ing upstream in case someone has an opinion on that particular case.

As for Debian, I suggest that we gather the info from existing and
future reports like this somewhere, and then decide whether it makes
sense to add Recommends, Suggests (or even Depends). I would rather not
add a relationship for every bug report we get, for fear of getting
exactly what I said above: One big lump of files, formally divided into
packages, but not actually installable on their own.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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