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This is the README for texlive-dummy-el6, version

The texlive packages available for RHEL-6 (and derived
distributions such as CentOS-6) are ancient (2007). Although
it is possible to remove the native texlive packages and
install a more recent 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 and any packages made redundant by a full TeXLive
installation 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, except for packages that have been removed
from TeXLive because of licensing issues. If necessary,
packages can be installed directly from CTAN.

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.

This package should not be used with RHEL/CentOS-7 or recent
Fedora installations.

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 (5.2k).

texlive-dummy-enterprise-linux-6 – Dummy Live RPM for use with RHEL 6 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 2014-09-07
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3
MaintainerBob Tennent
TopicsInstall management
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