If I want to use
pdflatex in the terminal, do I have to install it with rpm-ostree?
If I want to use
If you are going to use it often than yes.
Other option is to install in toolbox. In terminal
toolbox enter and than
sudo dnf install pdflatex
sudo dnf install pdflatex couldn’t find a package. Yet installing texlive works
sudo dnf install texlive-scheme-full
Now, pdflatex and texstudio work within toolbox. I don’t miss packages and it runs smoothely.
But why not use official AppImage from https://www.texstudio.org/ ?
appimages are a pain to maintain as a user, imo.
apart from that, the appimage doesn’t provide pdflatex and other tools. texstudio is just one tool that I use with latex. R, python, julia, weave, etc. all somehow depend on latex. I just have to adapt to the atomic fedora workflow, as an end user.
I am using TexStudio as a flatpak, which seems to have everything, at least I have no problems producing or manipulating pdf’s with it.
'usr/bin/pdflatex is just a symbolic link to
/usr/bin/pdftex, but the addition of
pdftex to load the LaTeX macros. The symbolic link comes from a
$ dnf whatprovides /usr/bin/pdflatex Last metadata expiration check: 0:08:39 ago on Mon 20 Nov 2023 05:37:02 PM. texlive-latex-11:svn65161-77.fc39.noarch : A TeX macro package that defines LaTeX Repo : @System Matched from: Filename : /usr/bin/pdflatex texlive-latex-11:svn65161-77.fc39.noarch : A TeX macro package that defines LaTeX Repo : fedora Matched from: Filename : /usr/bin/pdflatex
It is important to mention that pdfLaTeX is in maintenance mode. LuaLaTeX is under active development with support many languages using unicode fonts.