[Slackbuilds-users] Tex Live 2014 - Update / Part 2
Ryan P.C. McQuen
ryanpcmcquen at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 05:44:16 UTC 2014
I like it. :^)
> On Jun 30, 2014, at 9:41 PM, Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Jun 2014 13:10:34 -0500
> Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org> wrote:
>> Okay, here's the next round of this stuff...
>> I made some comments in the tarball-sizes.txt file that might need
>> feedback: http://rlworkman.net/TL2014-testing/tarball-sizes.txt
>> Everything except actual tarballs and such is here:
>> The make-slackware-plists.sh, helpers/*, and texlive.tlpdb are used
>> for generating the lists, while the tarball-contents/ directory
>> contains text files of exactly what the name implies.
>> Obviously there's still some tweaking to do. Feedback is desired.
> Given the feedback I've received (some onlist and some offlist), here's
> what I'm thinking will be a good compromise for everyone.
> In the texlive-texmf-tetex archive (the name might need to change though
> as it will be more than just the tetex stuff), we'd have the contents of
> the texlive-texmf-tetex archive mentioned above *plus* the context stuff
> and the latexextra stuff, for total sizes of roughly:
> 299 MB -- texlive-texmf-tetex
> 790 MB -- texlive-texmf-tetex-doc
> The rest of everything would be what's currently stated as being in the
> "fontsextra" and "full" archives, for total sizes of roughly:
> 251 MB -- texlive-texmf-remainder
> 220 MB -- texlive-texmf-remainder-doc
> Again, the name would have to be changed, but you get the idea.
> The only drawback would be that there is absolutely no way to ship any
> of the docs as part of Slackware. On that note, perhaps it would be
> better to just bundle all of the docs together as a single archive,
> meaning that users would (ideally) get a functional TeX Live from
> Slackware, with all docs available as a ~1GB package from SBo and any
> other texmf (mainly fonts) available as a ~250MB package from SBo.
> This still puts about 300MB of texmf in Slackware (assuming it makes it
> that far), but we still have the compiled sources for the texlive binaries
> *and* we have to host the sources for that -- I don't recall how big the
> binaries are but the source archive is ~42MB.
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