[tex-live] beamer: has more dependencies?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Nov 10 01:23:36 CET 2008

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard writes:
 > Karl Berry a écrit :
 > > Maybe.  One problem is that too many dependencies is just as bad as too
 > > few.  Are xcolor and ifxetex *always* required?
 > xcolor is not required in article mode using the noxcolor option OTOH,
 > you rarely compile a beamer document *only* in article mode :-) So I
 > would say yes, it is always required.
 > ifxetex is required by hyperref and other packages (probably graphicx,
 > didn't check) which are always loaded by beamer.
 > Now, both xcolor and ifxetex are in collection-latexrecommended (as well
 > as beamer). I thought our policy concerning dependencies was that people
 > are assumed to install collectionwise. So here the dependency would be
 > correct, since only pgf is not in the same collection as beamer.

Hi Manuel,


works under Plain TeX too.  Seems that it makes more sense to install
it unconditionally instead of putting it into a LaTeX related package.


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