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Re: TeX Live 2008 available for testing



Jindrich Novy (jnovy redhat com) said: 
> >   Installing     : 
> > texlive-2008-0.1.fc11.x86_64                            2/92 
> > Error unpacking rpm package texlive-2008-0.1.fc11.x86_64
> > error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/share/texmf: cpio: rename
> 
> 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.

Oof. While there are sort of hacky ways to do this, it's best to
avoid this at all possible (and I really don't want to have to release
note "remove this package before upgrading.")

Bill


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