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I have debian wheezy with packaged texlive (TeX Live 2012/Debian) and want to use the package booktabs-de from the apt-package texlive-lang-german. The debian apt installation of that package ran fine.
I'm wondering, why it is not really installed (into the tds). Please have a look at those lines

apt-file show texlive-lang-german | grep  booktabs
texlive-lang-german: /usr/share/doc/texlive-doc/latex/booktabs-de/README-DE
texlive-lang-german: /usr/share/doc/texlive-doc/latex/booktabs-de/booktabs-de.dtx.gz
texlive-lang-german: /usr/share/doc/texlive-doc/latex/booktabs-de/booktabs-de.ins
texlive-lang-german: /usr/share/doc/texlive-doc/latex/booktabs-de/booktabs-de.pdf
texlive-lang-german: /usr/share/doc/texlive-lang-german/latex/booktabs-de/README-DE
texlive-lang-german: /usr/share/doc/texlive-lang-german/latex/booktabs-de/booktabs-de.dtx.gz
texlive-lang-german: /usr/share/doc/texlive-lang-german/latex/booktabs-de/booktabs-de.ins
texlive-lang-german: /usr/share/doc/texlive-lang-german/latex/booktabs-de/booktabs-de.pdf

meaning the package contains it - but it is not installed as the following lines show:

find / -name 'booktabs*.sty'
/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/booktabs/booktabs.sty

Okay, I can run the .ins-file and move the results - but shouldn't that be done already by the installer? Is this a debian bug? If, feel free to move this question into the right forum. Thanks.

closed as too localized by Martin Schröder, Marco Daniel, Mensch, Guido, Andrew Swann May 28 '13 at 6:22

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    presumably the debian packagers chose not to add the file(s). what goes from tex live into debian is their decision, nothing to do with the tex live team (or indeed to most of use readers of tex/sx) – wasteofspace May 27 '13 at 10:38
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    Please ask the debian TeX maintainers; if you think it's a bug, report it. – Martin Schröder May 27 '13 at 17:20
  • Hi @MartinSchröder, okay - I'll file a bug tomorrow. I'll keep you informed. – Bastian Ebeling May 27 '13 at 19:23
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    As the Debian maintainer: Generally everything that is in TL from TUG goes into the Debian packages, unless there are other Debian packages that provide the same. In the later case there is a dependency from the original texlive-* package so that in any case all the files are installed. Nothing should be missing. – norbert May 28 '13 at 4:52
  • On the off-chance you want to read the German version of the manual, use texdoc booktabs-de – jon May 28 '13 at 4:56
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Simple answer: booktabs-de is the translation of the booktabs manual. So there is no booktabs-de LaTeX package. Use the normal booktabs.sty (which is in texlive-latex-recommended).

  • Hi norbert, thanks for your solving lines: I misunderstood the package. – Bastian Ebeling May 28 '13 at 5:43
  • UUUuuuuuuuuuuups, norbert - are you sure? Running MikTeX on windows results in ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\booktabs-de\booktabs-de.sty" Package: booktabs-de 2005/04/14 v1.61803 publication quality tables thus there is a booktabs-de.sty-file. – Bastian Ebeling May 28 '13 at 6:25
  • And now - sorry - I can not edit the last comment: Those MikTeX-Files "C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\booktabs-de\booktabs-de.sty" and "C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\booktabs\booktabs.sty" are equal - only different within namings... – Bastian Ebeling May 28 '13 at 6:51

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