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Re: TeX Live 2008 available for testing



On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 02:36:37AM +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Jindrich Novy wrote:
> > This is caused by the fact that the /usr/share/texmf exists on your
> > system. The new texlive needs to replace it with symlink and RPM
> > doesn't allow to do that if the directory already exists. Please remove
> > the directory manually and try again.
> 
> There are some (really baroque) ways to hack around this, ask rdieter for
> details, he's done it a couple times.
> 
> That said, the most reliable solution is not to turn a directory into a
> symlink in the first place. Is this really necessary?

The existence of /usr/share/texmf is needed very much because of
compatibility reasons, most of the packages installing TeX stuff
actually assumes the TEXMF tree is right there. Some of them tried to
even own the directory (gnuplot).

One possible solution would be to not to symlink /usr/share/texmf ->
/usr/share/texlive/texmf but in the reverse way.

Jindrich

> 
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