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bug#26353: TeX Live

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#26353: TeX Live
Date: Mon, 01 May 2017 23:24:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Marius Bakke <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hi Danny!
>> Danny Milosavljevic <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> 70 GiB non-home root partition seems also be too small for it all. I have 
>>> to do guix gc quite often - I'll have to repartition somewhen.
>>> texlive finally downloaded correctly *shrugs*.  Texlive is really getting 
>>> on my nerves - isn't it possible to modularize it more?  Also, one 
>>> shouldn't require 2 GiB for a word processor and DTP. *mumble mumble*
>> TeX Live is getting on everybody’s nerves.  :-)
>> There are ways to turn it into a zillion packages from CTAN, which is
>> what Nixpkgs did.  Ricardo (I think?) had some thoughts as to how to
>> achieve this and I would really like to see it happen.
> That would be great. I miss this snippet from my ~/.nixpkgs/config.nix:
>     myTex = pkgs.texlive.combine {
>       inherit (texlive) scheme-small marginnote sectsty cm-super enumitem
>       xifthen ifmtarg unicode-math filehook collection-fontsrecommended
>       collection-fontsextra libertine gentium-tug ucharcat;
>     };

Yeah, I agree.  Hopefully a profile hook could do what
pkgs.texlive.combine does, which would make it more convenient.  Then we
also need a CTAN importer…


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