Jordan Mantha mantha at ubuntu.com
Wed Apr 25 19:46:25 UTC 2007

Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2007 at 10:39:06PM -0700, Jordan Mantha wrote:
>> <snip>
>>>> 3. Transitions. I think gutsy will mostly likely see a tetex -> texlive
>>>> 2007 transition although I haven't seen any specs are talk about that.
>>>> Maybe a good topic of discussion?
>>> Debian/sid has already transitioned, so won't gutsy automatically pick
>>> this up unless otherwise prevented?
>> Well, the issue is more replacing tetex with texlive in Main. Currently
>> texlive is in Universe and tetex in Main. We'd need to coordinate with
>> core-devs and do Main Inclusion Reports. I wonder if we need a spec for
>> this? Perhaps Matt Zimmerman or Martin Pitt could give us some guidence
>> here.
> A main inclusion report should be sufficient; if Debian has made the package
> dependency transition then that should be pulled in during the merge.  The
> remaining work (looking after it in Ubuntu, pulling in any additional Debian
> changes, responding to bugs) sounds like a job for the TeX team you just
> created.
Yes, it sounds like Martin is going to be working on the merges (perhaps

I'll have time to give him a hand). My concern was actually more dealing
with the broken deps and invariable upgrade/install issues that people
seem to have with a transition like this. I put in a request for an
ubuntu-tex mailing list yesterday so that we can coordinate this kind of
work better with the Debian TeX people.

Thanks for the replies Martin and Matt.


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