Joachim Schrod writes: > And it isn't impossible to do. Linux and Perl demonstrate it. The ease > of use of CPAN.pm is something to die for in the TeX world! Indeed - I am constantly amazed at how good the CPAN interface works. If I want package XYZ I just say `install XYZ' and the module is ftp'ed, configured, tested, and installed automatically. Clearly the reason we do not have this for CTAN is the fact that TDS is still only a `draft' standard. When that is settled it should be possible to bundle up CTAN packages in CPAN format, and then use a modified CPAN.pm to access them. (Maybe we need benevolent dictators (i.e. the LaTeX3 Team) to step in here? :-) Richard.