[tex-live] TeXlive for Debian - source and binary packages available

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Aug 4 16:39:02 CEST 2005

Dear friends!

A new generation of Debian packages of TeX live are available, as soon
as the rsync prozess is finished. Please see
All packages come with source (!new!) and binary packages for
i386-linux. In a nutshell, add (attention, changed from previous form!)
	deb http://www.tug.org/texlive/Debian/ pool/
	deb-src http://www.tug.org/texlive/Debian/ pool/
to your /etc/apt/sources.list, and then
	apt-get update
	apt-get install texlive-latexrecommended

The arch=all packages are more or less lintian and pbuilder clean. With
respect to the texlive-binaries-source Debian source package there are
still several open items (missing man pages, not compressed man pages,
errors in the man pages, missing Build-Depends for sure, etc).

You can browse the output of lintian -i -v, pbuilder and
dpkg-buildpackage of most packages in 

I would like you - if you have time and energy - to:
- Check the binaries for useability, problems with installation etc
- for DD: check the debian sources/binaries and comment on them

I expect that there are still several problems/inconsistencies with
regards to the packaging, please report!

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining AT logic DOT at>             Università di Siena
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