[tex-live] TeXLive package deletions

Philipp Stephani st_philipp at yahoo.de
Sun Dec 26 09:10:55 CET 2010

Am 25.12.2010 um 23:32 schrieb Alan Munn:

> Hi, I just noticed that tlmgr has marked the package tree-dvips for deletion.  The package is still maintained as far as I know, and I'm sure there are many linguists who still use it.  Is there some way to find out the reason for the deletion?

Usually the cause for such sudden removals lies in license problems. In this case, there are no license information at all in the files uploaded to CTAN (http://ctan.org/pkg/tree-dvips), thus the package has to be classified as non-free. If you think the package should stay, I suggest asking the author whether she is willing to put the package under a free license.

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