[Slackbuilds-users] Tex Live 2014 - Update / Part 2

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Sat Jun 28 04:20:52 UTC 2014

On Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:08:29 -0300tetex xml context gust xetex fontsextra latexextra bibtexextra full
Jim Diamond <Jim.Diamond at acadiau.ca> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 16:23 (-0500), Robby Workman wrote:
> > It seems that csquotes is popular, and some of these others look
> > like they'd be generally useful.  However, they'll of course
> > require lots more size added unless I add single font packages, and
> > that seems a bit too "pick and choose" for my tastes.  
> > If any of these (or the others mentioned by other people) are in the
> > Slackware tetex package, then I think that's grounds for addition.
> > Otherwise, would it be acceptable to you if the missing bits are 
> > easily available in a separate build on SBo?
> > On a related note, what's the general preference on that?
> > A single large package containing everything else, or multiple
> > packages that provide more specific subsets of functionality?
> I think it is preferable to have a "small" number of additional
> packages, rather than one large "everything" package.  Having said
> that, there is a lot more effort for having multiple packages, and I
> guess it depends on how energetic you are :-)

Well, it's still got some refactoring needed, and I'm doing another
test run now to see how the sizes work out, but tentatively I'm 
looking at the following:

texlive-texmf-* packages, where * is the following:

The first eight are self-explanatory, and "full" will contain the
remainder.  Each of those nine will be split into three parts:

No subset will contain anything that's also in another subset,
so that should avoid any packaging conflicts (I hope).

Of course, once this test run finishes (assuming it actually does,
as there could be one or more thinkos in there), there could be
a good case made for including one or more of those into a different
subsect (e.g. one of them is really small), but time will tell.

Finally, this is *still* very tentative, and there still remains to
be seen how an actual packaged installation will function and such.
I'm planning to do some amateur radio Field Day stuff tomorrow, so
I'm about to call it a night and probably won't do much again until

Any thoughts, comments, criticisms, etcetera are welcome.

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