[Slackbuilds-users] Maintainable texlive texmf-tree

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Mon Feb 22 23:48:20 UTC 2016

On Mon, 22 Feb 2016 23:53:15 +0100
Franzen <slackbuilds at schoepfer.info> wrote:

> Hi,
> maybe i better should post this on LQ, just tell me.
> As it seems that texlive will never be a stock slackware-package
> mostly because of its size, i wrote a script that should help
> maintaining a smaller texmf-tree.
> http://slackware.schoepfer.info/stuff/texmf_get.sh
> The approach is similar to the texlive-netinstaller, but the script
> has the advantage in the ability to add/exclude single tex-packages,
> not only schemes and collections, output is a tar.xz.
> Schemes/collections/packages may be mixed in the ADD/EXCLUDE
> variables inside the script.
> By using the excludes, it should be possible e.g. to provide a small 
> base-texlive-slackware-package with some additional tex-packages, and
> a further big(tetex?-scheme minus base-tex-packages) 
> texlive-slackware-package.
> Might this be of any use for the texlive-maintainers on this list?
> Feedback is welcome, thanks.

I'd be happy for you to take over the texlive SBo build and do
with it as you wish. I'm tired of trying to maintain that beast.

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