ROSA Linux Bugzilla – Bug 2154
Strange dependencies for lyx package
Last modified: 2013-06-06 16:03:17 MSD
Description of problem:
I have installed ROSA 2012.1 Fresh and tried to install lyx package.
But the output of urmi command has shown that I need to download and install 1.6GB and 1538 packages...
1.6GB of additional disk space will be used.
1.6GB of packages will be retrieved.
Proceed with the installation of the 1538 packages? (Y/n) n
Is it normal?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Did you install x86_64 2012.1 Fresh or i586 ?
Well, i see the reason. Lyx requires the whole texlive stack which really weighs 1.6 gb. We will need to check if requires can be lowered.
Well, lyx is based on tex, so I think it's ok for it to require all texlive packages.
Previously (a couple of years ago) we had two huge packages - texlive-texmf (with stuff necessary to compile tex documents) and texlive-doc (with a huge set of documentation).
Then we have split these two packages on the large set of small ones, since in many cases you require only part of the whole texlive power. But I think that for Lyx it does make sense to require the whole texlive.
"It is normal for this package."
Could I give this answer to user?
Yes, I'd say so.
This is TeX:) And a ton of its documentation and auxiliary packages.