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Re: TeXlive 2008 in Fedora 11?

Le jeudi 29 janvier 2009 à 19:31 +0100, Kevin Kofler a écrit :
> Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > People who want TEX kept should create a task force and feed TEXlive
> > 2008 in rawhide bit by bit, checking for each bit the licensing is ok.
> > That's about the only way the burden of checking TEX can be distributed
> > enough it won't depend on a couple packagers, when the amount of work is
> > too much to be humanly doable by a few people alone in a realistic
> > timeframe.
> I don't think that makes sense:
> * Modular packaging is a lot more work than monolithic packaging.
> * If we import TeXlive 2008 piecemeal, we'll have a Rawhide with a broken
> mix of a monolithic 2007 package and incomplete split 2008 packages.
> We have to upgrade 2007 to 2008 and this should not be blocking on a license
> review. No other packages get a license audit on each upgrade, I don't see
> why TeXlive should be any different.

One of the changes in TeXlive 2008 is it's supposed to be modular
upstream now. Bundling a modular upstream in a single fedora package is
generally a bad idea

Nicolas Mailhot

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