[tex-live] texlive 2014 Comments. -- Overly complex and difficult to install on RedHat/Fedora !!

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 23:14:14 CEST 2014

2014-08-07 23:03 GMT+02:00 Bob Tennent <rdt at cs.queensu.ca>:
>  >|> What one needs on these systems is a "dummy" texlive package
>  >|
>  >|You are invited to provide something similar for Fedora/RH.
> I've already posted a "first draft". But I'm not at all sure
> how to make it bullet-proof. One problem is that a user
> might install any or all collections/schemes/packages, so
> that what a texlive-dummy package Provides might have to
> vary accordingly.
> It also seems quite difficult to harvest all the necessary
> Provides. For example, it seems there is a separate package
> for xdvipdfmx in the CentOS-6 distribution, whereas it's in
> collection-basic in TeXLive 2014.
> As for CentOS-7 or recent Fedoras, the problem seems
> completely unmanageable "by hand": there are hundreds or
> even thousands of texlive packages.
You are right. And it may vary in the future. That's why I suggested
to submit it as a feature request. The new version of such a dummy
package must be created before the new version of Fedora is released,
otherwise it can make even more harm.

> Bob T.

Zdeněk Wagner

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