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Bug#528493: marked as forwarded (texlive-base: apalike.sty missing)

Subject: Bug#528493: marked as forwarded texlive-base: apalike.sty missing
From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 19:12:03 +0000
Your message dated Wed, 20 May 2009 21:09:48 +0200
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has caused the   report #528493,
regarding texlive-base: apalike.sty missing
to be marked as having been forwarded to the upstream software
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Subject: Re: Bug#528493: texlive-base: apalike.sty missing
From: Frank Küster
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 21:09:48 +0200

Matthew Vernon <[email protected]> wrote:

> apalike.sty is missing from the distribution. It is necessary to go with 
> apalike.bst, one of the standard BibTeX style files.

Indeed, apalike.bst says 

% This style should be used with the `apalike' LaTeX style (apalike.sty).

but apalike.sty is not in TL 2008 (nor the 2009 branch AFAIS). 

The bad news is that there are two apalike.sty on CTAN, one in
bibtex/contrib/apalike, one in bibtex/contrib/germbib, and the latter
one looks newer by the file date (and it uses \refname and \bibname
instead of hardcoded strings):

$ diff -u area/apalike.sty.{apalike,germbib}
--- area/apalike.sty.apalike    2009-05-20 21:06:32.000000000 +0200
+++ area/apalike.sty.germbib    2009-05-20 21:05:46.000000000 +0200
@@ -4,19 +4,19 @@
+  {\sl\uppercase{\refname}}{\sl\uppercase{\refname}}}\list
-       \setlength{\itemindent}{-\bibhang}
-       \setlength{\leftmargin}{\bibhang}}
+  \setlength{\itemindent}{-\bibhang}
+  \setlength{\leftmargin}{\bibhang}}
     \def\newblock{\hskip .11em plus .33em minus .07em}
+  {\sl\uppercase{\bibname}}{\sl\uppercase{\bibname}}}\list
-       \setlength{\itemindent}{-\bibhang}
-       \setlength{\leftmargin}{\bibhang}}
+  \setlength{\itemindent}{-\bibhang}
+  \setlength{\leftmargin}{\bibhang}}
     \def\newblock{\hskip .11em plus .33em minus .07em}
@@ -27,3 +27,4 @@
        {[email protected]\@citeb}{{\bf ?}\@warning
        {Citation `\@citeb' on page \thepage \space undefined}}%
 {\csname [email protected]\@citeb\endcsname}}}{#1}}

Regards, Frank

Dr. Frank Küster
Debian Developer (TeXLive)
VCD Aschaffenburg-Miltenberg, ADFC Miltenberg
B90/Grüne KV Miltenberg

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