Texlive packaging

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 19:28:21 UTC 2015

On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 6:46 PM, Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 12:34:58PM -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>> Personally I preferred the "thousand package review" scenario, but that
>> never happened.  Having a small number of subpackages, however, was
>> never really something we on the packaging committee, at least, would
>> have allowed.  But after that, we had no real input on how the actual
>> package was structured.  It certainly could have been done in a better
>> manner than a 16MB, machine generated spec.  Intervention there would
>> have to have been made by the package reviewer, and that didn't happen.
> Basically, this is an end-run around the requirement of doing
> individual package reviews for a zillion completely separate packages,
> right?
> Since this approach really has disproportionately large negative impact
> on the rest of the distro, it seems like we should find a better way.
> (Maybe even a separate texlive repo and git branches, still hosted by
> Fedora and built in koji, but allowing machine-generated CTAN packages?

Actually "machine generated" isn't per se bad  ... it saves a lot of
effort and should be done more (for other packages too where
Why waste man power for something that can be automated?

As for tex ... we could have a srpm for each one (machine generated
there is no reason it has to be one srpm) would also mean that only
the packages where something changes end up getting updated.

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