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Installing texlive in Fedora 29

asked 2018-11-04 02:40:48 -0500

jez gravatar image

I just upgraded to Fedora 29 and tried to install texlive using

sudo dnf install texlive-scheme-full

but received the following error

 Problem: package texlive-scheme-full-8:svn44177-20.fc29.noarch requires texlive-collection-binextra, but none of the providers can be installed
  - conflicting requests
  - nothing provides texlive-xindy needed by texlive-collection-binextra-8:svn47945-20.fc29.noarch

I'm a Linux newbie and would welcome any suggestions as to how to fix this.

I was able to install texlive-scheme-basic but it's missing many packages I need, and when I tried to use tlmgr to install them the command wasn't recognised, so I would also be glad to hear how one should install individual packages.

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answered 2018-11-04 05:46:34 -0500

hhlp gravatar image

That is a problem reported in REDHat Bugzilla :

  1. 1634313
  2. 1643664

This packages are on QA Fedora 29 testing repository see the last comment to resolve the issue :

Use :

sudo dnf install texlive-scheme-full --enablerepo=updates-testing

NOTE : if you find any problem just add you to CC and comment in REDHAT bugzilla


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It is often better to only install the texlive packages one needs, since texlive is really a big package set and increases the amount of updates one receives when texlive is updated from time to time.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2018-11-04 07:11:13 -0500 )edit

This did the trick, thanks.

jez gravatar imagejez ( 2018-11-04 09:24:30 -0500 )edit

all Texlive features -> Features/TeXLive

hhlp gravatar imagehhlp ( 2018-11-09 10:30:16 -0500 )edit

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