[texhax] Collection for social sciences and the humanities for TeXLive 2006

Uwe Lück uwe.lueck at web.de
Mon Sep 18 21:58:55 CEST 2006

[Please skip this message if people having no idea about TeX Live annoy you!]

At 00:54 16.09.06, Juergen Fenn wrote:
>karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) writes:
> >     >Could we (or should we) make manyfoot a package of its own for
> >     >installation in collection-humanities?
> >
> > It could be done, but I see no compelling reason to do so.  And yes, it
> > would have to (should) be split out from ncctools.  What's the point?
> >
> > All this splitting is really not worth the time.  The gain is small, so
> > there's no point in putting in lots of effort to package renaming, etc.
>Right. So I'll finish the files over the weekend.

Oh, perhaps I see this too late for some recent update.

Now, it is not clear to me what will be on TL-Social concerning
ednotes/bigfoot/manyfoot. Will TL-Social buyers trying
ednotes/bigfoot get a

     ... not found. Please input another file name:

? Will they raise a rumour that ednotes/bigfoot is a package
that just doesn't work?

The CTAN team has generously offered those wonderful
symlinks to ednotes -- that is, ednotes was offered symlinks
to contrib-files that ednotes needs. I think I once guessed
what this means for TeXLive (and Karl answered?);
now I tend towards recommending a procedure for TeXLive
making use of symlinks. -- To someone browsing
CTAN.../ednotes, manyfoot.sty and nccfoots.sty appear to
be just some files belonging to the ednotes bundle. Couldn't
TL-Social be equipped with the same illusion!?

If so, I would like to recommend a symlink from the CTAN
bigfoot directory to manyfoot.sty and nccfoots.sty in the
ncctools folder.

Many thanks for your efforts,


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