do I need tetex fonts?

Dave Burns tburns at
Thu Nov 22 06:40:04 UTC 2007

It would be a bit safer to invoke it as

rpm -e --test  tetex-fonts

then even if you accidentally do it as root, the package will not be erased.


On Nov 21, 2007 12:53 PM, Tim <ignored_mailbox at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 11:45 -0800, Knute Johnson wrote:
> > If I'm not using tetex, do I need it and all those fonts?  Are they
> > used by any other major components like maybe XFCE?
> If you try rpm -e tetex-fonts as an ordinary user, which has no rights
> to remove packages, the rpm command will show you what it'd like to do,
> or refuse to do, without actually making any changes.
> ]$ rpm -e tetex-fonts
> error: Failed dependencies:
>         tetex-fonts is needed by (installed) a2ps-4.13b-65.fc7.i386
>         tetex-fonts = 3.0 is needed by (installed) tetex-3.0-40.3.fc7.i386
>         tetex-fonts = 3.0 is needed by (installed) tetex-dvips-3.0-40.3.fc7.i386
> You can try similar tests with the dependencies, to work out if you can
> remove them, or they remove other things that you want to keep.
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