[tex-live] problem with babel package
st_philipp at yahoo.de
Tue May 24 20:07:02 CEST 2011
Am 20.05.2011 um 10:55 schrieb Lars Madsen:
> On 05/20/2011 10:42 AM, Philipp Stephani wrote:
>> Am 20.05.2011 um 09:32 schrieb Norbert Preining:
>>> On Do, 19 Mai 2011, Philipp Stephani wrote:
>>>> I think the most common problem for TeX Live in Ubuntu is that the packages are always outdated.
>>> Which again comes from the fact that Ubuntu takes from Debian, and I package
>>> for Debian only what will go into a release. TL2005 got into woody
>>> TL 2007 in etch, TL2009 in squeeze, in TL2011 probably into the next release.
>>> That is in general a distribution problem, hey *never* can provide
>>> the newest packages if the release cycle is 1-2 years.
>> OK. Ubuntu as a release cycle of six months, so that the Debian packages are unfortunately often outdated from Ubuntu's perspective.
>>> And *honestly* since when was it sooooo urgent to have always the newest
>>> and shiniest LaTeX package?
>> When someone posts a question somewhere about LaTeX, the first answer is often "your TeX system is outdated." I agree that requiring every user to install the newest TeX system is not realistic, but then these answers should be avoided. But unfortunately, authors can only support the newest version.
> hyperref problems springs to mind
> those are often solved by Heiko releasing a new version
Yes, hyperref unfortunately often causes problems since it overrides almost everything. But I don't think that TL needs a policy different from other software, which also doesn't get bug fixes till a distribution upgrade. The difference is that Ubuntu users get bug fixes and new features twice a year for all other software, but only every other year for TeX.
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