[tex-live] For Karl Berry and TeX Live developers: Recommendation That LaTeX2HTML Be Included in TeX Live in a Mutually Working Way

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Aug 27 01:44:01 CEST 2013

On 2013-08-26 at 22:12:06 +0000, Karl Berry wrote:

 > Hi again Pat,
 >     I would guess that TeX Live developers could control both of 
 >     those directory locations for LaTeX2HTML, 
 > It's not that simple.  In practice, the installation and code in
 > latex2html itself would have to be changed to make it work with the TL
 > installation.  The few of us working on TeX Live can't undertake to make
 > those changes.  If Ross or other latex2html developers feel like working
 > on the issue, we can discuss with them.
 > The distro installers like yum and apt-get are entirely independent of
 > tlmgr.  The distros can package latex2html as it stands now, no problem.

If there are no significant technical reasons to include LaTeX2HTML into
TeX Live, I fear that we end up with the same discussions with Linux
distibutors as Thomas Esser encountered when he made texinfo part of teTeX.
He finally removed texinfo from teTeX.  

Linux distibutors tend to split up TeX Live into smaller packages.
They are certainly not happy if things are added to TeX Live which
can be maintained separately.


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