Norbert Preining preining at
Fri Jan 15 13:00:30 UTC 2010

Hi Dominik,

short answer to all that:

Debian contains TeX Live 2009, it should move soon from unstable to testing.
After that Ubuntu will probably pull the new TeX Live packages into 
Ubuntu and from then on TeX Live 2009 will be available for Ubuntu.

On Fr, 15 Jan 2010, Dominik Wujastyk wrote:
> Do you have any background on all this, Sebastian?  Can you suggest any ways
> in which the Synaptic repositories could be kept up to date with CTAN?    As

You (Dominik) are missing something here. First, it si not synaptic,
or not for that matter, apt-get, aptitude, whatever package manager
of Ubuntu you are using.

Debian and Ubuntu are packaging these packages in a way fitting for
the distributions. Normally Debian does the packaging, Ubuntu just
pulls from Debian and sometimes makes small adjustments.

> everything is in fact happening, and TL2009 will appear in the
> Synaptic repository soon, thanks to the work of Preining and Küster.

As said, they are already in Debian, but need to swap over into
testing (which is a rather big transition) and then Ubuntu will pull
from them.

I am quite sure that Sebastian cannot do anything here, the way of
packages from upstream authors to CTAN to TeX Live (proper) to
Debian packages is a long way.

If you still have questions, let me know. And greet my my old institute,
I was studying "Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde" for some years
there, back in the days when it was in the Marie-Theresienstraße.
Good old times I am missing the smoke heavy seminars, between all the
old books and images. Nowadays impossible.

Best wishes


PS: Yes I am from Vienna, but currently working in Japan, and for the
next few years. Still we can meet at some point I am visiting Vienna
again and again.
Norbert Preining            preining@{,,}
JAIST, Japan            TU Wien, Austria           Debian TeX Task Force
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