[tex-live] Hook in kpathsea for files not found?

Dr. Werner Fink werner at suse.de
Thu Feb 21 14:59:33 CET 2013


as I've been asked from users if it is possible to provide a message for
each file not found, I'd like to asked for a feature in the kpathsea library.

Such a feature may provide the possibility to show messages how to install a
missed package like texlive-colortab or a virtual dependency like
`tex(colortab.sty)' and how to install them.  This would be useful for TeXLive
upstream as well as for distributions providing TeXLive packages[1,2].


[1] https://aspratyush.wordpress.com/2012/12/
[2] http://jaegerandi.blogspot.de/2012/12/easy-way-to-install-tex-packages-for.html

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