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[Bug 1379921] Re: [feature request] make ubuntu-manual portable


The problem is that we've encountered bugs in TeX packages often enough
that it's worth keeping up to date with them. This becomes more apparent
as more translations are completed.

I *think* the TeX Live packages in Ubuntu are now good enough to build
the manual, but I have to confess I haven't tried them in quite some
time. If they do work well, though, we can update the install-pkgs.sh
script to use those instead of requiring that upstream TeX Live be

Since a lot of TeX packages are bundled together in each Ubuntu TeX Live
package, we'll still end up installing more than we need, but it's less
overall than the full upstream TeX Live installation.

** Changed in: ubuntu-manual
       Status: New => Incomplete

** Changed in: ubuntu-manual
     Assignee: (unassigned) => Kevin Godby (godbyk)

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  [feature request] make ubuntu-manual portable

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Bug description:
  The whole removing and installing texlive was extremely well documented and the install-pkgs.sh script was a gift from the gods what is to be downloaded just to replace one's existing installation is quite large. Existing ~/texmf configurations make things more complicated too. Could you consider making the document more portable? 

  More info:

  I use bundledoc and snapshot (and arlatex, I think??) in some of my
  files to achieve this. The process is to add this to the beginning of
  the preample of the master file:


  which creates a .dep file. Then one compiles the document and runs the

      bundledoc --texfile=ubuntu-manual.tex --config=tetex.cfg ubuntu-

  You do this only when you change the packages used in the document
  (basically, once) and it provides you with a zipped archive of
  everything (including the exact version of all the packages being used
  at the time!).

  Attached is a patch that adds snapshot to the tex file along with the
  .dep it produces.

  I'll also try to attach the zipped file here for the record (or in
  case someone doesn't want to do the reinstall or needs the packages).
  [It should have included the cc-icons but did not; I don't know why.]

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