[tex-live] beamer dependencies

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Sat May 6 00:16:44 CEST 2017

On 6 May 2017 at 00:09, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> Even if it was a dependency, the TeX Live design goal is not to provide
> dependencies between packages. It is divided into collections and if you
> install a collection, you get certain packages. If you install a package,
> there is no guarantee that you have everything needed for its use.

I would use a different explanation.

Given how many packages we have and given that nearly no packages
provide meta information about their dependencies (like it is common
nowadays with pypi or any other modules), it is not reasonable to
expect that all dependencies get listed. But it never hurts to fix
this for individual packages.


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