Maintenance of TeX Live

Scott Howard showard314 at
Sat Jul 23 20:44:24 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 4:24 PM, Peter Flynn <peter at> wrote:
>> Does anyone have any information about who deals with repackaging
>> this for Ubuntu? The Ubuntu sites are less than forthcoming on this.
>> They still have texlive-2009 as the default. While this isn't a
>> show-stopper for most users, it would be nice to encourage Ubuntu to
>> update it (by jumping to 2011 if need be), and even nicer to offer
>> help. And I have no idea what the poor Red Hat users do: RH seem
>> still to be shipping teTeX.

Ubuntu gets texlive from Debian [1]. You can contact the maintainers
[2] to get info on the upgrade. There are something like 120 bugs in
the package, so if people are willing to help I'm sure they would
appreciate it.

[2] debian-tex-maint at


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