When I try and install tetex-0.9-17, I get the following error:
installing package tetex-0.9-17 needs 1016Kb on the / filesystem
however, df -k / reveals that i have more than 43M available on /:
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda5 598634 524373 43338 92% /
You can add --ignoresize to disable rpm's disk space checking.
BTW, you should probably try install tetex-1.0.x something from Red Hat 6.1/6.2