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Direc­tory support/texlive/texlive-dummy/EnterpriseLinux-7

This is the README for texlive-dummy-el7, version

The texlive packages 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 packages and install a more
recent complete TeXLive distribution, any attempt to
install packages that depend on texlive resources (such
as a2ps, latex2html, lyx, etc.) will normally trigger the
re-installation of the obsolete native packages. This is
inefficient and the redundant packages can interfere with
the TeXLive resources.

This package contains a "dummy" rpm which is intended
to satisfy any dependencies on texlive resources,
allowing packages like a2ps, latex2html, lyx, etc. to be
installed without using --nodeps and without triggering
re-installation of texlive rpms. All native texlive packages
will be removed when the texlive-dummy package is installed.

It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that any
necessary resources normally provided by native packages
have in fact been installed. A recent TeXLive distribution
should suffice. If necessary, packages can be installed
directly from CTAN into a local or personal texmf tree.

The source rpm is included in case the user needs to
add/remove lines to/from the spec file. Please send the
maintainer a note about this so this package can be updated.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
software under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License
(LPPL), version 1.3.

Bob Tennent
rdt at cs.queensu.ca

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (180.1k).

texlive-dummy-en­ter­prise-linux-7 – Dummy 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 Live, so that the Linux in­stal­la­tion does not au­to­mat­i­cally haul in Live.

After in­stal­la­tion with this pack­age present, the user can in­stall her/his own copy of Live, and take ad­van­tage of Live’s own up­date mech­a­nism.

Ver­sion 2014-10-16
Li­censesThe Project Public Li­cense 1.3
Main­tainerBob Ten­nent
TopicsIn­stall man­age­ment
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