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The easy way: rpmbuild --rebuild --force http://pmrb.free.fr/texlive/texlive.spm

Step by step:

  • install http://pmrb.free.fr/texlive/texlive.spm (for example with the command rpm -i http://pmrb.free.fr/texlive/texlive.spm)
  • edit the spec-file, the source-files and the patch-files as you like
  • build the binary package: rpmbuild -bb --force texlive.spec
  • the installation of this binary package should have been done automatically in the previous step, if not: rpm -Uvh texlive-X-Y.ARCH.rpm


You need about 2Gb of disk space available. The entire texlive system (about 1.5GB) will be downloaded to /tmp and then moved to /usr/src/packages.


  • support for easy ConTeXt update (command updateConTeXt.sh), if you want the beta version, you can call updateConTeXt.sh beta
  • support for URW Garamond
  • support for Adobe eurofont
  • support for ruby versions of ConTeXt scripts
  • latest TeX-live
  • latest ConTeXt
  • latest pdfTeX
  • latest MetaPost


You will be downloading indirectly from the texlive development tree. This works well if the tree is in a stable state. If not, you will have to try again after the developers check in fixes. You can ask questions on the tex-live mailing list or directly to Peter (pmrb at free.fr).