This is a "dummy-package" which achieves the dependencies of the openSUSE TeX Live packages without installing the real files. This makes it possible to install the original TeX Live distribution (http://www.tug.org/texlive/) without the overhead of the openSUSE packages. The "dummy-package" provides scripts in "/etc/profile.d/" for setting the correct paths of the TeX Live binaries (assuming the installation path "/usr/local/texlive").
After installing a new-year "dummy-package", uninstall the previous one.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this software under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL), version 1.3. The LPPL maintenance status of this software is "maintained".
Rolf Niepraschk, Rolf.Niepraschk@gmx.de, 2020/04/15
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texlive-dummy-opensuse – Dummy TeX Live RPM for use with Open SUSE
The package solves a problem relating to use of TeX Live under a Linux distribution: Linux distributions typically require LaTeX by default, but only distribute a rather out-of-date version. So, by default, the user who wants to use current TeX Live has to undertake “dirty tricks” to override the default Linux TeX.
The solution is to declare that LaTeX is already installed; a later installation of TeX Live will therefore have no problem running on the system. The present package solves the problem for openSUSE Linux distributions.
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