[CentOS] https://ctan.org/tex-archive/graphics/pstricks/contrib/pst-barcode/

Wed Sep 13 16:11:40 UTC 2017
hw <hw at gc-24.de>

Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On 13 September 2017 at 11:42, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>> On 09/13/2017 10:28 AM, hw wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> https://ctan.org/tex-archive/graphics/pstricks/contrib/pst-barcode/
>>> says that pst-barcode is included in texlive.
>>> I installed texlive, and it can´t find pst-barcode.sty.  Is that a
>>> bug in the packaging Centos does, or is texlive in Centos some
>>> derelict version?
>> CentOS has whatever version is in RHEL.
>> sudo yum provides '*pst-barcode*'
>> That says it is not available though in CentOS Linux 7.
> texlive is a pain in the ass to have all the things that are included
> in contrib and other areas. The Fedora package breaks into 5932
> different subpackages and the RHEL is a sub-build of those which are
> felt can be maintained for the lifetime of a EL release. If you need
> more than what EL provides, most people just take the 10->28 hours to
> build a set of tetex packages from the Fedora ones.

So far, it seems that this is pretty much the only thing that´s still
missing, and it´s probably not difficult to install.  I´ll try that
first and see how it goes.

I could create a Fedora-VM and delegate this kind of work to it, but that
has its own issues ...