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TeX Live developer, TeX Live Manager (tlmgr) main programmer, Debian maintainer of TeX Live and related packages.


Apr
4
comment Embed Tex Live into application
If you only use the binary programs then it should be fine after you have properly set up the whole system including format dumps etc. The problem is when some scripts are run, and it is not clear which tree is searched. Imagine a script using kpsewhich language.dat to search for the babel config file. Now the wrong kpsewhich might be used, and as consequence the wrong files. Easy solution is to use a wrapper that temporarily sets the PATH to include the <ARCH> dir, that is all that is needed.
Apr
4
comment How to follow the “Knuth license”
concerning misc versus knuth-lib: this was a recent change in TeX Live upstream as consequence of clean up. The license applies independent of where the file is located. Concerning the Debian copyright file: don't take that fully serious. It is half-automatized, outdated, etc. I can and don't want to keep track of each and every file down in Debian/TeX Live, as we are doing this in upstream TeX Live anyway, throwing out non-free files, not including non-free files etc.
Mar
26
comment Fancy chapter headings
@YannisLazarides Is there any chance to get these onto CTAN so that we can include it in TeX Live. You might open a git project so that others can contribute or help fix things. I generally have the impression that opening these kind of things helps development. And inclusion in TeX Live would help, too, I guess. Thanks for your consideration.
Jan
15
awarded  Yearling
Dec
6
awarded  Excavator
Dec
6
revised Why is the MacTeX distribution so large? Is there anything smaller for OS X?
add a part on how to search file names with tlmgr (gui) and reformatted a bit
Oct
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
29
comment Can I install llncs with tlmgr?
Hmmm, not supported at all by now, and I wouldn't know for now how to go there. And more, would it really be useful? CTAN does not provide all files, often dtx have to be compiled etcetc. If you are really interested, switch over to email!
Oct
28
comment Can I install llncs with tlmgr?
Hi Martin - sorry for the late answer, I was busy at TUG 2013 in Tokyo. I don't understand what you mean? You already can install a .tar.xz which consitutates a tlpobj container from the command line. Do you want to know if I can also to tlmgr install --file http://url/tlpkg.tar.xz? Or do you want to know whether the repackaging can be included in tlmgr?
Oct
7
answered Can I install llncs with tlmgr?
Sep
7
answered Can I create a 'plugin' for TeX Live?
Aug
11
answered dvips / mktexpk can't find font
Aug
11
answered TeX Live 2013 throwing up errors when using updmap and fmutil
Jul
14
awarded  Guru
Jul
2
answered Does tlmgr show the actual package versions?
Jul
1
comment How to update TeX Live distribution manually (without using the frozen TeX Live Manager)?
yes, everyone can upload, the uploads are anyway checked one by one by the CTAN admins. So yes, bug-fix uploads that are really obvious bug-fixes will normally be accepted by CTAN, especially if the package is abandoned.
Jun
29
comment How to update TeX Live distribution manually (without using the frozen TeX Live Manager)?
if it is abandoned, why do you not fix the bug and re-upload to CTAN. At the end everyone can upload.
May
28
awarded  Organizer
May
28
revised I can't find format file latex.fmt
edited tags
May
28
comment I can't find format file latex.fmt
Please read what was written over there ....updmap-sys failed. Output has been stored in /tmp/updmap.nxBASPom Please include this file if you report a bug. You should show this file. Did you do a new installation of the whole TeX system, what are you running? sid? testing? stable? ...