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How to install texlive (full) on Fedora 17 - and why

Fedora provides a texlive package (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/TeXLive), however it is incomplete, usually out of date and I haven’t been able to easily install new latex packages through it. In theory new packages can be installed by issuing the command: yum install 'tex(epsfig.sty)' However this never worked for me, and despite some searching I couldn’t work out what was going wrong. Personally, as someone with plenty of free disk space, I’ve found the best solution is to install the full version of texlive.

How to set up SSH certificates on a Fedora 17 client

From: http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2008/11/3-steps-to-perform-ssh-login-without-password-using-ssh-keygen-ssh-copy-id/ https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSH/OpenSSH/Keys http://www.lifelinux.com/setting-up-an-ssh-certificate/ To generate the key pair (on the local machine) ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 Copy the public key to the host. I found I first need to restart ssh and execute ssh-add to load the newly created key. Execute the following commands on the local machine: sudo systemctl restart sshd ssh-add ssh-copy-id remote-host Where remote-host is usually of the format user@host Finally ssh into the host and edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config to stop passwords being accepted for authorisation