On 15 October 2016 at 18:39, Kevin Fenzi <ke...@scrye.com> wrote:

> * If you have specific ideas for improvements, do file bugs and attach
>   your patches or explain what you think would help. I'm sure he would
>   love to hear it.

1) Package base texlive binaries with base set of necessary packages
(alphabetically) afm2pl, bbox, cefutils, detex, dvilj, dvips, dviutils,
latex, latex-bibtex, luatex, makeindex, metapost, omega, pdftex, tex4ht.
Maybe few more or less (maybe it would be good to package all dvi related
stuff as single package). Each of those package should be with some
descent/usually used set of additional stuff even if those bits are
maintained as separated texlive package

2) Package something like texlive-devel which will contain whatever is
needed to build other packages (part of it could be set of rpm macros
generating provides/requires dependencies if it is possible)

3) Package *only* what is really need or requested by at last one person

4) do not package PDFs but text dumps of those documentation. Mark those
doc as %doc and include in proper packages. Read at least one time those
dosc because texlive contains many completely random and sometimes wrongly
placed documentation. Do not package documentation about how to
build/install those extensions/packages.

These are 4 very simple points containing as well basic rules of packaging
texlive stuff.
In other words texlive should be similar to areas with php/pecl, perl,
python and few other.

Tomasz Kłoczko  LinkedIn: *http://lnkd.in/FXPWxH <http://lnkd.in/FXPWxH>*
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