missing dependency

Bug #145407 reported by Alex Cornejo on 2007-09-26
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texlive-extra (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

The package texlive-pstricks should have as a dependency texlive-latex-extra since pdftricks.sty needs the moreverb package (pdftricks.sty is in texlive-pstricks and moreverb is in texlive-latex-extra).

Alex Cornejo (acornejoc) on 2007-09-26
Changed in texlive-extra:
status: New → Confirmed

On Mi, 26 Sep 2007, Alex Cornejo wrote:
> The package texlive-pstricks should have as a dependency texlive-latex-
> extra since pdftricks.sty needs the moreverb package (pdftricks.sty is
> in texlive-pstricks and moreverb is in texlive-latex-extra).

I don't agree, how do you come to this conclusion:

$ cat test.tex
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pstricks}
\begin{document}
Hello World
\end{document}
$ latex -recorder test.tex
...
$ grep moreverb test.fls
$

The document compiles, and no moreverb is occurring in test.fls.

Best wishes

Norbert

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Alex Cornejo (acornejoc) wrote :

I come to this conclusion by using the file I specified in the bug report, that is "pdftricks.sty" notpstricks alone, do the following:

$ cat test.tex
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pdftricks}

\begin{document}
Hello world
\end{document}

$ pdflatex test.tex

Thanks for your input,
Alex

Alex Cornejo (acornejoc) wrote :

I should add that since I posted this bug I googled for related packages and now I am using auto-pst-pdf, which in my opinion does a much better job than pdftricks, so the bug doesn't affect me anymore (but it is still there).

Hi!

On Do, 27 Sep 2007, Alex Cornejo wrote:
> report, that is "pdftricks.sty" notpstricks alone, do the following:

Ah, ok. That is a wild hack (to put it simple), it calls external
programs (via shell escapes), converts them to pdf, and includes them.

I would say that this doesn't really ask for a dependency.

On Do, 27 Sep 2007, Alex Cornejo wrote:
> I should add that since I posted this bug I googled for related packages
> and now I am using auto-pst-pdf, which in my opinion does a much better

You could take a look at pgf/tikz, too, which does dvi/ps - pdf
switching automatically. So you can compile a document either with
latex/dvips or with pdflatex

Best wishes

Norbert

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texlive-pstricks also needs a dependency to texlive-extra-utils, because the auto-pst-pdf latex package from texlive-pstricks needs pdfcrop from texlive-extra-utils. It took me some time to realise that auto-pst-pdf needs that script, because there's absolutely no error message...

Norbert Preining (preining) wrote :

On Do, 19 Jun 2008, Ingo M?ller wrote:
> texlive-pstricks also needs a dependency to texlive-extra-utils, because
> the auto-pst-pdf latex package from texlive-pstricks needs pdfcrop from
> texlive-extra-utils. It took me some time to realise that auto-pst-pdf
> needs that script, because there's absolutely no error message...

texlive-pstricks will recommend texlive-extra-utils with release
texlive-extra 2007.dfsg.2-2

Best wishes

Norbert

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