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Re: TeXlive 2008 in Fedora 11?



On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 12:06:27PM +0000, Jonathan Underwood wrote:
> 
> I have actually been spending a chunk of time looking carefully at the
> way in which TeXlive is put together from the various upstreams to see
> if we can't do better than taking the monolthic tarball dumps of
> texlive as we have in the past. To say that the way the bits and
> pieces of TeX are put together is a horrific mess is an
> understatement. However, there is some hope. Forefront in my mind is
> that we do want to capitalise on the integration work that is done by
> texlive, as we don't have the manpower to reproduce that effort. On
> the other hand we want something much better integrated and modular
> than texlive presently provides for distribution packaging. At the
> moment though, I only have time to work on this at weekends, so
> progress so far has been slow, and has been entirely learning.

Jindrich has done some work on extracting dependency information from 
individual texlive packages. I don't know where this stands now.

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Pat


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