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On Tue, Nov 10, 1998 at 06:05:04PM +0000, Phillip Helbig wrote:

> The casual user suffers if a colleague uses some non-core stuff which is
> not at his installation.  The only solution is a canonical installation
> which includes almost everything.

I must say I would prefer the exact opposite --
a system where one could automatically retrieve anything needed --
fonts or packages -- over the net.
I mean a TeX system which regarded the CTANs as part of the system,
so kpathsea (or whatever) looked first on the local system,
and then further afield if necessary.

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