[Mageia-dev] [info] texlive on mandriva: what not to do ;)

EatDirt dirteat at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 15:00:00 CET 2011

Hi guys,
I still have a computer on mandriva cooker, and they did the split of 
texlive in many packages (a long standing discussion on cooker as far as 
remember due to the size of texlive).

Now, I don't know if someone there is actually using "texlive", but the 
resulting monster is completely unusable. Like, if you want to process a 
document, you have to resort to ten of urpmf to find the required files 
in independent packages that have names not really related to their 
content (and there are literally hundred of them!!). Which means no 
chance for normal people to use latex anymore :-/

So, from userland, please let's not do that. I am happy to give my 
user's experience if someone would like to split texlive of course!


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