Ticket #508 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Restore legacy LaTeX packages

Reported by: jdreed Owned by: jdreed
Priority: low Milestone: Precise Alpha
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:

Description

A number of LaTeX packages are missing on Debathena, including some that were fairly canonical at MIT (fullpage.sty, doublespace.sty, etc).

These were yanked from upstream tetex back in 2004, but are still in fairly common use, especially in older LaTeX docs. We can change our LaTeX help documents to refer to their replacement packages instead, but it would be nice to have the old ones around, especially on -cluster.

I propose we create debathena-latex-legacy which includes some/all of the missing files. At the very least, it should contain fullpage.sty, doublespace.sty and a few others.

Here's the complete list of packages that are missing on Debathena:

a4dutch.sty
apalike.sty
avantgar.sty
bar.sty
cgalbertus.sty
cgantiqueolive.sty
cgcourier.sty
cggothic.sty
cgunivers.sty
citesort.sty
ctandir.sty
doublespace.sty
fguill.sty
fixmarks.sty
fullpage.sty
getwidth.sty
gletter.sty
graybox.sty
helvetic.sty
here.sty
hpfonts.sty
inicap.sty
isolatin1.sty
jeb-bibl.sty
landscape.sty
lastpage209.sty
mathpi.sty
mathtime.sty
mt11p.sty
ncntrsbk.sty
palatcm.sty
pandora.sty
picins.sty
pst-char.sty
qbookman.sty
qpalatin.sty
qtimes.sty
script_l.sty
script_s.sty
script.sty
spanishb.sty
sz.sty
t5.sty
TeXmacs?.sty
trees.sty
umlaut.sty
vpage.sty
zapfchan.sty

Change History

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by amu

At least in Debian unstable (which features TeX Live 2009), some of these are (again?) packaged:

texlive-base: /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/apalike/apalike.sty
texlive-latex-extra: /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/preprint/fullpage.sty
texlive-latex-base: /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/mfnfss/pandora.sty
texlive-pstricks: /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/pst-text/pst-char.sty
tex-gyre: /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/tex-gyre/qbookman.sty
tex-gyre: /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/tex-gyre/qpalatin.sty
tex-gyre: /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/tex-gyre/qtimes.sty
texmacs-common: /usr/share/texmacs/TeXmacs/misc/latex/TeXmacs.sty

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by jdreed

Yeah, my script to compare Athena 9 with Jaunty apparently has a bug.

At the very least, doublespace.sty is not present, and that was referenced extensively in our docs (I have recently updated them to refer to setspace, but there's a lot of legacy LaTeX docs)

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone changed from Spring 2010 to The Distant Future

This is probably better handled by a locker, actually.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by jdreed

  • Owner set to jdreed
  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Milestone changed from The Distant Future to Natty Alpha

I will likely fix this at the same time as #758.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone changed from Natty Alpha to Fall 2011

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from accepted to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
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