Today while updating my package list I became aware that some of the packages
were marked "obsolete (to be removed)".
I deselected the box to keep the package but was greeted with the message
"This package must be removed."
I cannot conceive a reason why a package I need for my documentation MUST BE
REMOVED. This will break TeXing all documents using these packages (PTSans,
PTSerif and AEB_Pro in my case).
Is this behavior intended? And if so, why?
I don't see a reason why it should happen if it wasn't intended. They can be
varioius reasons why a package is removed (e.g. license problems). But in this
case I would say that the packages has been reordered. The files from PTSans
eg are as far as I can see now in the "paratype" package, and some files from
AEB_pro I found in various "acro..." packages.
Also: The files are on CTAN. The package manager of miktex makes it easier to
install them, but is not vital. You can always add files manually to your
thanks a lot for the answer. I hadn't realized that the PT* packages now
appear in "paratype".
But a licensing problem should never be a reason to force a package from my
computer, even if it doesn't follow the Debian Free Software rules etc.
Therefore I would like a message why a package is removed (especially when I'm
not allowed to keep it). I.e. instead of "obsolete (to be removed)" something
like "obsolete (repackaged)".
Again, thanks a lot for your helpful answer,
Volker RW Schaa