tex-common - common infrastructure for building and installing TeX

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name tex-common
Package version 3.15
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 1.04 KB
Download size 625.35 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
This package contains a number of scripts and common configuration
files that are needed to install a TeX System.
It also contains debhelper-like programs useful for building TeX


Package Version Architecture Repository
tex-common_3.15_all.deb 3.15 all Debian Main
tex-common - - -


Name Value
cdebconf >= 0.39
debconf >= 0.5
debconf >= 1.4.69
debconf-2.0 -
dpkg >= 1.14.18
ucf -


Name Value
context <= 2011.05.18.20110627-1
tetex-base << 2007
texlive-common << 2009


Name Value
dvipdfmx -
tetex-base <= 3.0-10


Type URL
Binary Package tex-common_3.15_all.deb
Source Package tex-common

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install tex-common deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install tex-common




2013-01-10 - Norbert Preining <preining@debian.org>
tex-common (3.15) unstable; urgency=high
* break against old latex-cjk-chinese shipping not working hyphenation
definitons (Closes: #697669)
2012-11-25 - Norbert Preining <preining@debian.org>
tex-common (3.14) unstable; urgency=low
* breaks texlive-lang-arab to ensure its removal during upgrades from
lenny -> squeeze -> wheezy (Closes: #694258) (thanks Andreas Beckmann)
2012-06-18 - Norbert Preining <preining@debian.org>
tex-common (3.13) unstable; urgency=high
* rebuild all updmap.cfg files regardless of presence of snippets
this is necessary to make sure that after the last package in
TEXFMDEBIAN has disappeared, the updmap.cfg file is empty
(Closes: #677698) (urgency high, as this is actually a critical
bug since users cannot easily fix the updmap.cfg file without
manual intervention)
2012-06-09 - Norbert Preining <preining@debian.org>
tex-common (3.12) unstable; urgency=low
* mention NEWS.Debian in the update-updmap warning
* break against old luatex, it cannot find the necessary files
(Closes: #613013, #676716)
2012-05-10 - Norbert Preining <preining@debian.org>
tex-common (3.11) unstable; urgency=low
* don't break if texmf.cnf is already removed (Closes: #671610, #672269)
* ship a html redirect file as README.Debian.html instead of a link
so that hrefs work (Closes: #657677)
* remove references to teTeX in all relevant places (Closes: #511710)
2012-04-23 - Norbert Preining <preining@debian.org>
tex-common (3.10) unstable; urgency=low
* fix IFS error that prevents newer hyph-utf8 to get configured
2012-04-23 - Norbert Preining <preining@debian.org>
tex-common (3.9) unstable; urgency=low
* break against old version of jadetex that contains wrong and outdated
format definitions (Closes: #668762)
2012-04-14 - Norbert Preining <preining@debian.org>
tex-common (3.8) unstable; urgency=low
* update NEWS to include a paragraph for users
* add a warning if one of the update-* fails due to missing checkfile,
that the package has to be reinstalled with --force-confmiss
to postinst, which made run mktexlsr *always* in unprotected mode
(Closes: #668661)
2012-04-11 - Norbert Preining <preining@debian.org>
tex-common (3.7) unstable; urgency=low
* do not create /etc/texmf/language.d, and try to remove it in postinst
* update-updmap now includes snippets from /etc/texmf/updmap.d
which might be installed by Debian-external packages, but gives
big warnings
* dh_installtex: fix an error in the logic when to add a (magic)
header to the snippets, which resulted in all the updmap snippets
still containing the magic header (no harm done, though!)
2012-04-02 - Norbert Preining <preining@debian.org>
tex-common (3.6) unstable; urgency=low
* update-texmf: sort list of files to be included (Closes: #665767)
* set VARTEXFONTS to /tmp/texfonts again, otherwise buildd break
(Closes: #666637, #666613)

See Also

Package Description
tex-gyre_2.004.1-4_all.deb scalable PostScript and OpenType fonts based on URW Fonts
tex4ht-common_20090611-1.1_all.deb LaTeX and TeX for Hypertext (HTML) - support files
tex4ht_20090611-1.1+b1_i386.deb LaTeX and TeX for Hypertext (HTML) - executables
texi2html_1.82+dfsg1-1_all.deb Convert Texinfo files to HTML
texify_1.20-2_all.deb Beautify source code for use with LaTeX
texinfo_4.13a.dfsg.1-10_i386.deb Documentation system for on-line information and printed output
texlive-base_2012.20120611-5_all.deb TeX Live: Essential programs and files
texlive-bibtex-extra_2012.20120611-2_all.deb TeX Live: Extra BibTeX styles
texlive-binaries_2012.20120628-4_i386.deb Binaries for TeX Live
texlive-common_2012.20120611-5_all.deb TeX Live: Base component
texlive-doc-ar_2012.20120611-1_all.deb TeX Live: Arabic documentation
texlive-doc-base_2012.20120611-1_all.deb TeX Live: TeX Live documentation
texlive-doc-bg_2012.20120611-1_all.deb TeX Live: Bulgarian documentation
texlive-doc-cs+sk_2012.20120611-1_all.deb TeX Live: Czech/Slovak documentation
texlive-doc-de_2012.20120611-1_all.deb TeX Live: German documentation