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

Eugen Wissner belka.ew at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 14:15:26 UTC 2014


I agree with Ivan Zaigralin: single package was very easy to use. Otherwise
it's more easy to download the DVD and install it - it's very quick and
simple. Multiple packages or excluding some stuff is problematic, because
you have to waste your time if something doesn't work and you have too
search for needed packages or why this thing doesn't work. Therefore I'm
for minimal possible number of packages and for complete TeXLive

On the one hand it is nice to have TeXLive in the stock Slackware. On the
other hand, I don't know why tetex can't be just removed and the freed
space could be used for another useful packages; TeXLive can be anytime
downloaded and installed from SBo. I had a friend, who said: Don't use
LaTeX shipped with your Linux Distribution (he's Gentoo user), because it's
always cut off and causes problems. I haven't any troubles with TeXLive
available from SBo in the past.


2014-06-28 21:00 GMT+02:00 B Watson <yalhcru at gmail.com>:

> On 6/28/14, Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org> wrote:
> > The first eight are self-explanatory, and "full" will contain the
> > remainder.  Each of those nine will be split into three parts:
> >   texlive-texmf-*
> >   texlive-texmf-*-doc
> >   texlive-texmf-*-src
> I'm not a tex user, I would only ever need texlive as a dependency for
> other stuff (looks like only graphics/textext uses it), or for one of
> my hypothetical users to use. Thoughts from that perspective:
> I think the name "full" is misleading. It's really more like "misc",
> everything that didn't seem to fit in one of the other packages.
> 27 packages seems like overkill. Particularly for people who don't know
> the first thing about texlive... just like core Slackware, if I needed
> texlive for something, I'd do a full install of it (not knowing what's
> safe to leave out).
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