[tex-live] Why such an old version of enumitem

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Wed Dec 3 14:07:00 CET 2008

Brett Presnell a écrit :
> I have what is distributed by default with the very latest release of
> Ubuntu (and hence of Debian as well), but you're right, it looks like
> it's a 2007 version.  This is a bit surprising to me since the current
> version of Ubuntu (8.10, "Intrepid Ibis") was released in October of
> 2008 (hence the 8.10).  They freeze the packages a few months earlier,
> but still ...
I assume the Ubuntu TeX Live packages are more or less directly taken
from the Debian packages. And TL'08 is still not packaged in Debian,
mainly (I suppose, after what I read in the Debian TeX mailing list, but
Norbert will be able to give more details) due to lack of time of the
developpers, and maybe the Debian timeline with the upcoming release of

FYI, there was a big change in the TeX Live infrastructure for the 2008
version, so packagers of linux distros need to rewrite/adapt most of
their tools for converting TL packages into deb/rpm/whatever packages.
That's why it takes more time than a normal update.


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