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TeXLive 2015


Update Fedora TeXLive packaging to 2015.


Current status

Detailed Description

Fedora's core latex support comes from TeXLive. We've been on 2014 for a while now, and 2015 is out. Time to upgrade! Since lots of things use latex to generate documentation, the scope of this update is wide.

Benefit to Fedora

TeXLive fixes a large number of bugs and adds new components with every new release. Various upstreams will eventually expect to be able to take advantage of these, not to mention the TeX power users. I'm sure there are a few still alive. ;)


  • Proposal owners: Actually update texlive package to 2015 sources. Ideally, have a mass rebuild in the 24 release cycle to catch any odd breakage cases, if no mass rebuild, identify packages with BR on texlive* and manually rebuild.
  • Other developers: If your package depends on latex/TeXLive, rebuild to make sure that everything works properly and renders correctly.
  • Release engineering: Mass rebuild would be ideal, however, if this is the only thing that needs it, we can do a targeted rebuild of packages that BR: texlive*
  • Policies and guidelines: No new policy/guideline changes required.
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

Upgrade tested. No manual config/data migration needed. Behavior should be consistent.

How To Test

Rebuild documentation that generates with latex/texlive. Compare it to docs generated with old texlive 2014 packages. They should be identical (or in very few cases, actually better with 2015).

User Experience

Bugs fixed in some tex components, additional tex components/libraries/tools available.


As previously stated, lots of packages have texlive (or "tex(foo)") BuildRequires, but it is very unlikely that any other changes would block this one.

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) Roll back to texlive-2014 packages. spot or rel-eng can do this.
  • Contingency deadline: Beta freeze
  • Blocks release? No
  • Blocks product? No


Release Notes