[Note - not sure I'm asking in the right spot. If there's a better place, just point me at it. ]
I'm trying out bookdown for creating some in-depth documentation for an OSS project. I've installed it (on CentOS 7 x64) and everything seems function, except PDF generation.
Reading the docs, it seems like I need to install "xelatex" for the PDF generation to work.
That tells me I need to uninstall my existing Latex distribution... but when testing if that's feasible, it seems the texlive packages were installed when I installed R::
$ sudo yum remove <long list of texlive-* packages> Dependencies Resolved ====================================================================== Package Arch Version Repository Size ====================================================================== Removing: texlive-ae noarch 2:svn15878.1.4-43.el7 @base 443 k texlive-algorithms noarch 2:svn15878.0.1-43.el7 @base 12 k ... Removing for dependencies: R x86_64 3.5.2-2.el7 @epel 0.0 R-core x86_64 3.5.2-2.el7 @epel 85 M R-core-devel x86_64 3.5.2-2.el7 @epel 372 k R-devel x86_64 3.5.2-2.el7 @epel 0.0 texinfo-tex x86_64 5.1-5.el7 @base 436 k Transaction Summary ====================================================================== Remove 212 Packages (+5 Dependent packages)
Anyone have suggestions on the right way to resolve this?
As a semi-related question, the issues area in the bookdown GitHub repo is filled with ignored users seeking help / unanswered questions. Is bookdown not a good choice for documentation, and I should pick some other documentation approach instead? (sphinx/Read the Docs?)