LyX download size
hggdh2 at ubuntu.com
Fri Apr 6 14:30:20 UTC 2012
On Wed, 04 Apr 2012 09:33:27 -0500
irlandes <brucemcgovern at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Here is the list of LyX dependencies on 10.04, list obtained by
> apt-get remove and then cancel:
> The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer
> texlive-extra-utils texlive-base texlive-pictures-doc
> texlive-fonts-recommended doc-base texlive-pstricks-doc dvipng lmodern
> texlive-latex-extra-doc libaiksaurus-1.2-0c2a texlive-pstricks
> luatex preview-latex-style ttf-lyx prosper tipa
> texlive-latex-recommended-doc texlive-latex-base-doc libkpathsea5
> libboost-signals1.40.0 libt1-5 libaiksaurus-1.2-data
> texlive-latex-extra texlive-binaries lyx-common libmldbm-perl
> libuuid-perl pgf texlive-latex-recommended
> texlive-generic-recommended texlive-latex-base
> texlive-fonts-recommended-doc libfreezethaw-perl ps2eps latex-beamer
> texlive-luatex texlive-font-utils latex-xcolor texlive-doc-base
> tex-common lacheck texlive-pictures
> I remember LyX as having a really big download, but don't have a
> computer to dink with. I have used LyX to produce a book.
> > Message: 5
> > Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 23:04:25 +0300
> > From: "Merhebi, Bob" <bobmerhebi at gmail.com>
> > To: ubuntu-qa at lists.ubuntu.com
> > Subject: LyX in Precise: too big
> > Message-ID: <4F7B57C9.9060308 at gmail.com>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
> > Hello guys,
> > Today I thought i'd install LyX to test it out on Precise, but I was
> > shocked with its download size. I didn't install!!!
> > Here's what I asked in the LyX mailing list:
> > I've been testing Ubuntu12.04 lately & just now I
> > was thinking of using LyX on it. TO my big surprise the LyX
> > requires a large download of ~450 MB+. I am shocked!!! IS that the
> > true size? If not mistaken I recall that on 10.04 it required ~
> > 25MB. Am I mistaken? Is there something wrong?
> > And here's two replies I got:
> > 1) The download from Ubuntu was probably a debug build. These
> > are much larger than the release build. You might want to contact
> > the Ubuntu project and let them know that the build is much larger
> > than expected.
> > Another idea is that they may have changed the LaTeX
> > dependencies. If so, it might be downloading a lot of extra TeX
> > packages that aren't needed.
> > Regardless, I would definitely get in touch with the Ubuntu
> > project. To the best of my knowledge, they don't subscribe to this
> > list, and it's something that they will want to hear about.
> > 2) I am also suspecting that your total download size contains
> > a bunch of LaTeX dependencies
> > It is worth noting that LyX 2.0.3 that is currently installed on my
> > Lucid (by ppa) has a total size of 10.5MB, while that in Precise's
> > Software Center is about 450MB (download) & 700MB+ (install).
> > So I thought I'd get your thoughts on this & on how to proceed! Who
> > & how (launchpad?) should be notified about this?
The actual DEPENDency list for Lyx is quite small:
[cerdea-aws]cerdea at xango4-wired:~$ apt-cache depends lyx | grep Depend
[cerdea-aws]cerdea at xango4-wired:~$ apt-cache depends lyx-common | grep Depend
[cerdea-aws]cerdea at xango4-wired:~$ apt-cache depends tex-common | grep Depend
[cerdea-aws]cerdea at xango4-wired:~$
Also, some of the above are already present (like dpkg, libc6, etc).
Now, if you are set to automatically install 'Recommends'... the indeed
you are going to have a much larger install, since part of TeX will
also be installed (and yes, it is BIG).
My LyX install cannot be used as a sample, since I run SVN head and
build it locally (with debug symbols).
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