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Re: [opensuse-factory] Today I wanted to install package asciidoc and...

On Sunday 2019-03-17 10:21, Stefan Seyfried wrote:
Am 17.03.19 um 10:02 schrieb Jan Engelhardt:

On Sunday 2019-03-17 02:30, Carl Symons wrote:
On 3/16/19 5:15 PM, Michael Pujos wrote:
...is that reasonable ? :

The 2250 packages/998 MB come from asciidoc.spec:Recommends:dblatex.
The most minimal dblatex/texlive setup is around 144 packages;
the rest likely comes from Recommends between different texlive- subpackages.

Maybe replacing these crazy recommends with a few carefully curated
metapackages that require specific texlive subpackages would be a solution.

Not sure how that would help. texlive is quite different from, say, lyx.

lyx requires only some texlive components, and installing with --no-recommends
means a PDF export may not succeed at first. Some Recommends (which probably
already exist) would ensure that it does.

texlive OTOH feels more like a programming language where components should be
installed on a strictly is-needed basis only. No doubt some genius has
put a dynamic "is-available(extra-module)" check in some tex file, necessiting
Recommends :-(

Or going back to a more monolithic texlive packaging (that would also
trim the metadata madness that the texlive split has created)

Nah, it is the best way to make obvious the sheer size of texlive (or any other
component for that matter).

libreoffice is not that much smaller either, but the PDF generation (file
export) feels like it needs a lot less components, comparatively.
(It's "only" around 250 MB, rather than 600.)
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