How to build one TeXLive subpackage for EPEL-7?

Orion Poplawski orion at
Thu Jul 2 21:59:17 UTC 2015

On 04/08/2015 02:12 AM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> One reason I'm building my OSJourno Docker images on Fedora and not
> the more popular and theoretically more stable CentOS is that EPEL
> doesn't have a few LaTeX packages I need. Sometime when I run out of
> more pressing things to fix, I'm going to try texlive-texliveonfly to
> see if it can find and install missing LaTeX packages.
> Seriously, texlive is huge - if you install *everything* IIRC you have
> something like 4 GB just for texlive! So there's every reason to want
> to install a minimal texlive and install packages on an as-needed
> basis. And I'm curious why there are texlive packages in Fedora that
> aren't in EPEL - I assume it's a human or machine resource constraint.

It's not that they aren't in EPEL, per se.  It's that they aren't in RHEL7, as
texlive is in RHEL7, and it is not as complete as the one in Fedora, for
whatever reason.

Bug have be filed and hopefully some things will be added in RHEL7.2
(specifically metapost):

I'm sure that there are others, like:

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