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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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