This is the README for texlive-dummy-el7, version 2014-10-16. 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
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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.
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