What is the equivalent to sudo apt-get install texlive-full on Fedora system? I read it is yum install texlive-scheme-full. Am I correct?


Yes. yum install texlive-scheme-full is the way to go. While the installed packages are not fully equivalent the intention is the same.

As stated here: https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/44989/how-to-install-latex-for-fedora-19/ there are the following schemes:

texlive-scheme-basic : basic scheme (plain and latex)
texlive-scheme-context : ConTeXt scheme
texlive-scheme-full : full scheme (everything)
texlive-scheme-gust : GUST TeX Live scheme
texlive-scheme-medium : medium scheme (small + more packages and languages)
texlive-scheme-minimal : minimal scheme (plain only)
texlive-scheme-small : small scheme (basic + xetex, metapost, a few languages)
texlive-scheme-tetex : teTeX scheme (more than medium, but nowhere near full)
texlive-scheme-xml : XML scheme

and various collections (if you want some finer control over what you install):

texlive-collection-basic : Essential programs and files
texlive-collection-bibtexextra : BibTeX additional styles
texlive-collection-binextra : TeX auxiliary programs
texlive-collection-context : ConTeXt and packages
texlive-collection-fontsextra : Additional fonts
texlive-collection-fontsrecommended : Recommended fonts
texlive-collection-fontutils : Graphics and font utilities
texlive-collection-formatsextra : Additional formats
texlive-collection-games : Games typesetting
texlive-collection-genericextra : Generic additional packages
texlive-collection-genericrecommended : Generic recommended packages
texlive-collection-htmlxml : HTML/SGML/XML support
texlive-collection-humanities : Humanities packages
texlive-collection-langafrican : African scripts
texlive-collection-langarabic : Arabic
texlive-collection-langcjk : Chinese/Japanese/Korean
texlive-collection-langcyrillic : Cyrillic
texlive-collection-langczechslovak : Czech/Slovak
texlive-collection-langenglish : US and UK English
texlive-collection-langeuropean : Other European languages
texlive-collection-langfrench : French
texlive-collection-langgerman : German
texlive-collection-langgreek : Greek
texlive-collection-langindic : Indic scripts
texlive-collection-langitalian : Italian
texlive-collection-langother : Other languages
texlive-collection-langpolish : Polish
texlive-collection-langportuguese : Portuguese
texlive-collection-langspanish : Spanish
texlive-collection-latex : LaTeX fundamental packages
texlive-collection-latexextra : LaTeX additional packages
texlive-collection-latexrecommended : LaTeX recommended packages
texlive-collection-luatex : LuaTeX packages
texlive-collection-mathextra : Mathematics packages
texlive-collection-metapost : MetaPost and Metafont packages
texlive-collection-music : Music packages
texlive-collection-omega : Omega packages
texlive-collection-pictures : Graphics, pictures, diagrams
texlive-collection-plainextra : Plain TeX packages
texlive-collection-pstricks : PSTricks
texlive-collection-publishers : Publisher styles, theses, etc
texlive-collection-science : Natural and computer sciences
texlive-collection-xetex : XeTeX and packages
  • my intention is to use Latex to write reports (essentially) and other kind of documents in Portuguese. I want to have a suitable installation that allows me to create documents with images, tables, customized fonts, etc. Therefore, should I install the scheme-full or do you have a lightweight / more appropriate solution? – rcbauer Apr 30 '15 at 14:27
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    As long as disk space and bandwidth are sufficient I would go with the 'lazy' approach and install the full scheme. This will prevent you from wondering why a package is missing and figuring out where it is. – jschlichtholz Apr 30 '15 at 14:29
  • Pulls in 3,127 packages for me, in addition to what was installed with texlive. Be ready to have a cup of tea. But @jschlichtholz is right: it's still way faster than tracking down a missing package from a cryptic error. – Dmitri Aug 1 '18 at 18:03

To get latex:

yum -y install texlive 

is not enough.

https://gist.github.com/melvincabatuan/350f86611bc012a5c1c6 has a decent approach

yum -y install texlive texlive-latex texlive-xetex
yum -y install texlive-collection-latex
yum -y install texlive-collection-latexrecommended
yum -y install texlive-xetex-def
yum -y install texlive-collection-xetex

Only if needed:

yum -y install texlive-collection-latexextra

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