TeX Live 2008/9 packaging and you

Warren Togami wtogami at redhat.com
Wed Jun 3 18:07:54 UTC 2009

On 06/02/2009 07:27 AM, Jindrich Novy wrote:
> but it comes with improved packaging scheme generated from TeX Live
> upstream packaging metadata with emphasis on future maintainability in
> Fedora 12+.

> Old version texlive-2007 (currently in f9, f10, f11):
> * monolythic design

> New version texlive-2008 (to be in f12):
> * one single texlive package generating 3944 subpackages / 1065 MiB

If all subpackages are built from the same .src.rpm, how is this a 
maintainability win at all?

This isn't like the modularization of X, where it became independent 
.src.rpm packages that could be updated individually.

The metadata hit would be extreme, and with a single .src.rpm does not 
improve maintainability in the way that matters most?

Warren Togami
wtogami at redhat.com

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