Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 864677
update to texlive-2012 leaves documentation in a rather weird state
Last modified: 2015-02-17 09:30:20 EST
Description of problem:
I had texlive-doc-2007 package installed, as without it a TeX installation is not that usable in a "not-a-black-box-mode". An update to texlive-2012 removed most of it and left in place instead some 31 'texlive-*-doc' packages but without any rhyme or reason in nearly or cases. To wit, I ened up with
texlive-booktabs-fr-doc (but not texlive-booktabs-doc)
texlive-microtype-de-doc (no texlive-microtype-doc)
texlive-tipa-de (no texlive-tipa)
a bunch of documents in Chinese ...
All in all it is hard to guess why these and not others.
OTOH to restore some semblance of sanity in this department I have to wade
through available 2102 'texlive-*-doc' packages or install all these and be
done with it. Does not look like a good trade off either way.
Any method for an upgrade to do a better job here?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
TeX Live 2012 is composed from schemes and collections. The original old TL2007 is obsoleted by a similar scheme to original old TeX Live and teTeX but not completely same, designed by upstream (texlive-scheme-basic, texlive-collection-latexrecommended, tex-kpathsea, tex-tetex, tex-latex), which may pull in some additional dependencies while updating from old texlive. It is not guaranteed to be 100% compatible but if in doubt, you can additionally install more complete schemes/collections such as:
(In reply to comment #1)
> TeX Live 2012 is composed from schemes and collections.
Yes, I know that. I am trying to look at an update results from a point of view of a "normal, not too well-versed" user. I started with, say, well-rounded TeX installation and run 'yum update' on this. Now I ended with a close to a thousand new packages and numerous things which were there are missing and now what? A list of related documentation packages I ended up with looks like this:
and that is it. Some of that undoubtly useful. Other choices look somewhat "eclectic" and surprising. I expect that 'texlive-magyar-doc' has redeeming values but my problem is that I do not understand Hungarian and do not recall asking for that package. :-)
> you can
> additionally install more complete schemes/collections such as:
Something in this update installed for me, not reading Chinese too,
Luckily in this case effects of that seem to be rather limited (or this is it and there is no more Chinese documentation? I did not check).
It is not immediately obvious what all effects of installing
'texlive-scheme-full' will be but I suspect that substantial. Oh, I know that I can recover from this update when I will add some time and work but this was not the point.
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