[OT:] Re: [texhax] Re: easy update of teTeX on Linux?

Pavel Minev Penev pavpen at uclink.berkeley.edu
Sun Oct 5 23:00:02 CEST 2003

On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 02:19:57AM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Roberto Sanchez <rcsanchez97 at yahoo.es> [2003.10.06.0210 +0200]:
> > Actually a better alternative is to use Debian instead (which is far 
> > easier to maintain).  In that case, all you need to do is (as root):
> > 
> > # apt-get update
> > # apt-get upgrade
> > 
> > Incidentally, that upgrades ALL packages on the machine.
> I fully agree. If you only want to upgrade tetex, then you do this:
>   apt-get update
>   apt-get install tetex-bin tetex-base
> and you are done.

Hi, Martin (I think you are Debian developer).

One little point I would bring is that the Debian teTeX contains some
rather old packages, some containing already fixed bugs ...

There is no simple way around this: you package your own teTeX, or put
things in place by hand every time you upgrade the tetex-bin package...

What I am wondering is why don't the maintainers come up with an
automated setup for building the teTeX packages from CTAN.  A script to
do that should not be that complex (and I am willing to help with code
on either such a setup, or another one that will lead to up-to-date

Disjointed message?  Choppy free time...

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