On Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 09:46:20AM +0100, Predrag Punosevac wrote: > Roland Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > I've installed TeXLive 2007 to use /usr/local/texlive/2007 as its prefix > > and data directory, and that works fine. Everything is contained > > within that tree. It does not put things in /etc or /usr/local/etc if > > you do this. What you do need to do after building the binaries is add > > /usr/local/texlive/2007/bin/<arch>-unknown-freebsd<version> to the path > > in /etc/login.conf. > > I am considering giving a try to TeXlive these days. I take the > opportunity of this thread to ask you about your strategy to make the > TeXlive system cohabit with ports that wants teTeX.
For the moment I just remove the teTeX dependencies from those ports before I build them. I've thought about whipping up a fake teTeX port, but I was not sure if I could pull that off. > The second question is about ports that install TeX related stuff > (such as macro packages, like NOWEB do). I guess you edited texmf.cnf > to let /usr/local/share/texmf-local appear in TEXMF trees. Am I right, > and was this enough to let things run well? TeXLive is so complete that I didn't really have to install any stuff from ports. I have a $HOME/texmf tree where I can stick the odd style file. The standard texmf.cnf uses $HOME/texmf be default. > To consider more FreeBSD specific issues, I have read elsethread that > some people are working on porting TeXlive to FreeBSD. When this > (awesome) work will be done, FreeBSD users will have two options to > install a TeX system from the ports: teTeX and TeXlive. These two > systems provide similar service. In such a situation, how are managed > the dependencies? How would a porter say ``This port run-depends on a > TeX system, no matter which one it is''? No idea. Maybe there will be a generic TeX dependency that can be fullfilled by either TeXLive or teTeX. But in the long run I expect that TeXLive will replace teTeX. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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