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This is a "dummy-package" which achieves the dependencies of the openSUSE Live packages without installing the real files. This makes it possible to install the original 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 Live binaries (assuming the installation path "/usr/local/texlive").

Install this package with:

zypper in --allow-unsigned-rpm texlive-dummy-2024.9999-1.noarch.rpm

The GIT repository of the package is:


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

Rolf Niepraschk, 2023/03/17

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (138.8k).

texlive-dummy-opensuse – Dummy Live RPM for use with Open SUSE

The package solves a problem relating to use of Live under a Linux distribution: Linux distributions typically require by default, but only distribute a rather out-of-date version. So, by default, the user who wants to use current Live has to undertake “dirty tricks” to override the default Linux .

The solution is to declare that is already installed; a later installation of Live will therefore have no problem running on the system. The present package solves the problem for openSUSE Linux distributions.

Bug trackerhttps://github.com/rolfn/texlive-dummy-opensuse/issues
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3
MaintainerRolf Niepraschk
TopicsInstall management
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