Re: native texlive and yum



On 01/24/2011 08:07 AM, suvayu ali wrote:
On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Walter Cazzola<cazzola@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
That has been a great idea except for a couple of issues on some
*nonrelated" packages. To remove texlive yum forced the remotion of a2ps
and R-core (and few other but these are the most important for me) and I
can't reinstall them without reinstalling texlive (at least in part).

Although it might seem so, but they might not be entirely independent.

Now I've already installed texlive but not through yum and I'm wondering
why the rpm for these packages not really related to LaTeX and in
any case working also without LaTeX can't check for the bins instead of
the whole package.

That is how rpm (or any other package manager works). Checking for
binaries can be ambiguous as some package might not place the binaries
in the path the package manager might check.

Is there a way for forcing their installation without installing
texlive?

If you don't mind the disk space taken by the rpm version of texlive,
you can solve the problem with setting your environment variables
appropriately. This is how I get around this issue:

######################
# Setup TeXLive 2009 #
######################

function texlive_setup()
{
export TLHOME=/opt/texlive2009
export PATH=$TLHOME/bin/x86_64-linux:$PATH
export MANPATH=$TLHOME/texmf/doc/man:$MANPATH
export INFOPATH=$TLHOME/texmf/doc/info:$INFOPATH
}

Hope this helps


Hey Suvayu,

From another post:
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On 01/23/2011 10:56 PM, Mark LaPierre wrote:

Is it possible to install boost-1.37.0-6.fc11.i586 along side
boost-1.41.0-11.fc13.i686 on F13 without hosing up the entire system?
I've got a thorny dependency problem that sym-links doesn't fix.
Maybe I could install it to a different base directory?

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Could I do something similar with the boost packages?

Mark LaPierre
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