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Is a list published somewhere of which macro packages come standard with
texlive? Specifically, I am considering installing the
texlive package (not
texlive-full) in Ubuntu. I'd like to know if certain tex packages that I need will come standard, or if they will need to be installed in addition. I realize that I could just see what I have and what I don't have after installing
- I worry that I will have somehow ended up with a package installed that I cannot rely on coming standard.
- For the future, if future releases of
texlivehave different packages that come standard, I'd like to know where to look for the list.
EDIT I don't think that suggested existing answer is answering my question. That is about having an existing
texlive distribution and checking to see what was originally installed. I'm looking to know what to expect before the Ubuntu
texlive package is installed. It's a subtle difference but important in my context. It might warrant a vote to close as it's more about Ubuntu than TeXLive, but I disagree that it has already been answered (at least not at the suggested existing answer).
EDIT: I'm not interested in this for a personal installation of LaTeX. I need to know this for a separate piece of software that relies on LaTeX to produce pdfs. The installation process for this other software needs to understand what it should bring in when checking for a texlive distribution, without overdoing it or asking the person installing it to manually do anything with their texlive distribution.
I'd prefer to just have the list of these packages in a reference online somewhere and write the software to assume that no more than those standard packages are used in pdf production. I'd prefer this than to directly look at any one installation and see what it has/does not have.