Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453275
texlive-latex contains dangling symlink /usr/bin/platex
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:30:23 EDT
Description of problem:
texlive-latex contains dangling symlink
ls -la /usr/bin/platex
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2008-06-07 17:01 /usr/bin/platex -> ptex
because "/usr/bin/ptex" is not part of the texlive-latex package.
The missing ptex is part of the package "texlive-east-asian".
The easiest way to solve the problem would be to remove the symlink
/usr/bin/platex from the texlive-latex package and put it into the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fixed in F9 CVS and rawhide. Thanks for noticing! Fix should occur in the next
series of F9 texlive updates.
I'd like to confirm that the problem is fixed in Rawhide (upcoming F10), although it is still broken in F9.
Nevertheless it is a minor issue which is probably not worth a complete texlive update in F9.
Since the problem got fixed for F9 as well (Thanks!) in package:
texlive-latex-2007-32.fc9.i386 I'll close this Bug.