Bug 425805 - Resolving tex-preview and texlive file conflicts
Resolving tex-preview and texlive file conflicts
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: texlive-texmf (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-12-15 20:43 EST by Jonathan Underwood
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:25 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2007-6
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Last Closed: 2008-01-04 02:06:25 EST
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Description Jonathan Underwood 2007-12-15 20:43:51 EST
Description of problem:
Texlive includes components that were previously provided as add-ons for tetex. 

For example, emacs-auctex created a tetex-preview subpackage as an add-on for
tetex to provide preview.sty and friends, which were absent from tetex. However,
texlive includes preview.sty and so I have stopped the emacs-auctex package
creating tetex-preview. However, currently this will break the upgrade path,
since a user who has tetex-preview installed will find no upgrade package in
F-9, and the installed tetex-preview will (should) conflict with texlive-texmf.
Presumably the way to handle this is to add Obsoletes: tetex-preview to

However, this can't be the only situation of this type, so I'm opening a bug
report for discussion as to the best way to deal with these.
Comment 1 Jonathan Underwood 2007-12-17 16:11:49 EST
In light of your recent mailing to fedora-devel, perhaaps it is preferable for
me to continue to create a tex-preview subpackage, and to remove it from TeX
live - the AucTeX package is upstream for preview.sty.
Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2007-12-18 02:42:57 EST
Yes, let me know as soon as you package it separately and package is reviewed
and I will remove it from TeXLive.
Comment 3 Jonathan Underwood 2007-12-23 14:37:05 EST
Have re-enabled building of the separate preview package from AucTeX in
emacs-auctex-11.84-5.fc9 which produces tex-preview-11.84-5.fc9.noarch.rpm as a
subpackage. The details of the subpackage can be found at
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/rpminfo?rpmID=332631. The files in the
tex-preview package are listed below - these will need to be removed from

Comment 4 Jindrich Novy 2007-12-27 03:10:24 EST
Should I also remove files in /usr/share/texmf/doc/latex/preview/ ? It seems we
want to remove them as well.
Comment 5 Jonathan Underwood 2007-12-27 07:39:42 EST
(In reply to comment #4)
> Should I also remove files in /usr/share/texmf/doc/latex/preview/ ? It seems we
> want to remove them as well.

Yes indeed.
Comment 6 Jindrich Novy 2008-01-04 02:05:05 EST
I removed preview from rawhide texlive, feel free to add it separately and let
me know as soon as you add it so I can make texlive-texmf require it. Thanks!
Comment 7 Jonathan Underwood 2008-01-04 06:49:50 EST
Thanks Jindrich. tex-preview is already be available in rawhide, so you can go
ahead and Require it.

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