[tex-live] tl2010: no backup for auto-removed pkgs

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Sep 15 09:23:55 CEST 2010

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:

> You said that "antp" was replaced by "poltawski" on CTAN.  But there
> is no way to find this out automatically.  From tlmgr's viewpoint
> "antp" was removed and "poltawski" is a new package.

there is, in principle, in the sense that the antp stuff now appears on
ctan:obsolete/, and its catalogue entry and poltawski's document what

such changes are sufficiently rare that we've not had pressure to
provide an package attribute in the catalogue, that records it.

we could, but these things take a *long* time, given our part-time style
of desultory discussion.  :-(


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