I was trying today to install bibtex2html in Ubuntu Precise, and I got the following message from the terminal:
~$ sudo apt-get install bibtex2html Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: lmodern luatex ocaml-base-nox tex-common texlive-base texlive-binaries texlive-common texlive-doc-base texlive-luatex
Now, I have already installed TeXLive 2012 manually, therefore I do not need
luatex, etc. I could find this page with instructions. Basically, I installed
equivs, created a file
texlive-local taking the example from the above address as model (noting, that, for example texlive’s version in precise is 2009-15), then ran:
$ equivs-build texlive-local
This created a file
texlive-local_2009-15_all.deb, which I could install with:
$ sudo dpkg -i texlive-local_2009-15_all.deb
and then I could install
bibtex2html without unnecessary extra packages.
In case it is useful for anybody else, here is the
texlive-local file I used.