[tex-live] beamer: has more dependencies?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Nov 10 07:26:38 CET 2008

On Mo, 10 Nov 2008, Ivan Shmakov wrote:
>  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?

Dependencies are generally only dealt with on collection level. So if
you install one collection and all depending ones you will (should) get
functional packages.

> 	It seems that the `xcolor', as a dependency of `beamer', would
> 	fit the following definition quite well:
> --cut: http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships.html--
>    Recommends
>           This declares a strong, but not absolute, dependency.

But we are not Debian.

If you can help porting aptitude/apt-get/APT to work with the TeX Live
infra structure that would be very much appreciated.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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