Octave package requires tex


not sure this is the right place to ask.

I usually install texlive manually from the TUG tl-install script; now I wanted to install octave and it’s pulling in texlive, which I don’t need. I solved this by doing a dnf download octave and then editing the build file with rpmrebuild -pe octave-4.4.1-8.fc30.x86_64.rpm, but of course this will break on upgrade.

could it be possible to make the texlive dependency optional ?


Any reason you are installing texlive manually instead of using one of texlive-scheme-{minimal,basic,medium,full}?

I think you should report it to https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/octave or even better, you can PR it if you have a Fedora account, you can create one if you don’t.