New on CTAN: texlive-dummy-enterprise-linux-7
The texlive package's available for RHEL-7 (and derived distributions such as CentOS-7) are relatively old (2012) and seriously incomplete. Although it is possible to remove the native texlive package's and install a more recent complete TeXLive distribution, any attempt to install package's that depend on texlive resources (such as a2ps, latex2html, lyx, etc.) will normally trigger the re-installation of the obsolete native package's. This is inefficient and the redundant package's can interfere with the TeXLive resources. This package contains a "dummy" rpm which is intended to satisfy any dependencies on texlive resources, allowing package's like a2ps, latex2html, lyx, etc. to be installed without using --nodeps and without triggering re-installation of texlive rpms. All native texlive package's will be removed when the texlive-dummy package is installed.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/support/texlive/texlive-dummy/EnterpriseLinux-7/ More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/texlive-dummy-enterprise-linux-7 We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese
texlive-dummy-enterprise-linux-7 – Dummy TeX Live RPM for use with RHEL 7 and derived distributions
The package provides nothing significant, other than claiming to satisfy the Linux package requirements relating to TeX Live, so that the Linux installation does not automatically haul in TeX Live.
After installation with this package present, the user can install her/his own copy of TeX Live, and take advantage of TeX Live’s own update mechanism.