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

D.Morgan dmorganec at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 16:23:38 CET 2011

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 3:00 PM, EatDirt <dirteat at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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!
> cheers,
> Chris.

so maybe we won't follow :)

I am still asking myself ( started some weeks ago ) how to proceed well.

I think i should contact fedora texlive maintener to know his feeling
about texlive packaging.

Btw tks giving us your feeling ( this is appreciable ).

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