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Re: TeXlive 2008 in Fedora 11?



2009/1/29 Patrice Dumas <pertusus free fr>:
> 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.

Yes, have looked at that... very useful. However, I am wondering if we
should really be working from the texlive tree.


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