[tex-live] inclusion of texlive-includernw

Roger Bivand Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Sun Nov 11 14:40:15 CET 2018

On Sat, 10 Nov 2018, Karl Berry wrote:

> This list (tex-live at tug.org) is about upstream TeX Live. We have no
> influence on what Fedora, or any distro, does wrt dependencies or
> anything else. I suggest submitting a bug in whatever way Fedora
> prefers. --good luck, karl.

Thanks, I understand, but also feel that the includernw latex package 
*.sty should itself test for a working R environment, and whether that 
environment includes the R knitr package, stopping if they are not found 
and issuing helpful instructions to the user. The Fedora packager 
might then have been less eager to lumber all texlive-scheme-medium 
users with a large and unnecessary dependency. Last year I was editor in 
chief of the R Journal (responsible for technical production of articles), 
and need precise control over workflow components in this capacity. The 
invasiveness of this upgrade is really shocking.



Roger Bivand
Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics,
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