[tex-live] beamer: has more dependencies?
oneingray at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 06:55:57 CET 2008
>>>>> "MP" == Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> writes:
>>>>> "KB" == Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> writes:
>>>>> "IS" == Ivan Shmakov <oneingray at gmail.com> writes:
KB> Maybe. One problem is that too many dependencies is just as bad as
KB> too few. Are xcolor and ifxetex *always* required?
MP> xcolor is not required in article mode using the noxcolor option
MP> OTOH, you rarely compile a beamer document *only* in article mode
MP> :-) So I would say yes, it is always required.
MP> ifxetex is required by hyperref and other packages (probably
MP> graphicx, didn't check) which are always loaded by beamer.
Why this dependency isn't recorded in `texlive.tlpdb', then?
IS> * is there a way to list the significant, yet optional,
IS> dependencies (like, e. g., the Recommends: field for the Debian
IS> `.deb' packages)?
KB> No. We've discussed it but there's never seemed any particular use
KB> for it.
It seems that the `xcolor', as a dependency of `beamer', would
fit the following definition quite well:
This declares a strong, but not absolute, dependency.
The Recommends field should list packages that would be found
together with this one in all but unusual installations.
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