On Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 07:34:07AM +0100, Glyn Millington wrote: > bf <bf20...@yahoo.com> writes: > > >> Thanks for the info. I'll have to try to install TeX Live. > > > > This is not trivial, which is one of the reasons it hasn't been done. > > Well *porting* TeX Live is certainly not trivial! But actually > installing it as free-standing software is not too hard. > > Get it from here: > > http://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire.html > > > I find that the live installation over the internet works very well - the > links are there on the same page. Everything is installed in its own > directory structure so it is easy to clean out if you need to do so. > > One useful point - in the main menu TeX Live gives the opportunity for the > installer to create symbolic links to its main programs in standard > directories. It is so much easier than doing so by hand!!
It is less messy if you just add the path to the TeXLive binaries to the path element of the default profile in /etc/login.conf: default:\ :passwd_format=blf:\ :copyright=/etc/COPYRIGHT:\ :welcome=/etc/motd:\ :setenv=MAIL=/var/mail/$,BLOCKSIZE=K,FTP_PASSIVE_MODE=YES,LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8:\ :path=/sbin /bin /usr/sbin /usr/bin /usr/games /usr/local/sbin /usr/local/bin /usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/amd64-freebsd ~/bin:\ :nologin=/var/run/nologin:\ :cputime=unlimited:\ :datasize=unlimited:\ :stacksize=unlimited:\ :memorylocked=unlimited:\ :memoryuse=unlimited:\ :filesize=unlimited:\ :coredumpsize=unlimited:\ :openfiles=unlimited:\ :maxproc=200:\ :sbsize=unlimited:\ :vmemoryuse=unlimited:\ :priority=0:\ :ignoretime@:\ :umask=022: Also add the location of the manpages to /etc/manpath.config: OPTIONAL_MANPATH /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf/doc/man MANPATH_MAP usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/amd64-freebsd /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf/doc/man You should change the paths to match those in your own installation. 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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