Ming Hua minghua at ubuntu.com
Fri Apr 27 02:13:26 UTC 2007

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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'd like to add that in Debian, for the teTeX -> TeXlive transition,
after tetex is removed and texlive 2007 is uploaded and becomes the
default TeX package, a lot of work still needs to be done to check and
fix the new {build-,}dependency of packages that uses LaTeX, because the
texlive packages are much more fine-grained than the old tetex ones.

1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-tex-maint/2007/04/msg00130.html

Debian has a rather long release cycle to solve this, but with our
six-month cycle, it would be nice if we can start early and find and fix
as many such problem as possible.


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