On Jun 26, 2009 10:40am, Roland Smith <rsm...@xs4all.nl> wrote:
On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 03:27:51PM +0100, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 10:21:37AM -0400, Daniel Underwood wrote:

> > > Is there a FBSD port of TeXLive?

> >

> > No, but it's not necessary. Just go here

> > http://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire.html> and download the DVD image.


> well.. I'll wait for some kind sole to put a texlive port together.

> Tetex port has been enough for me for some years now.

The thing is that teTeX hasn't been updated in years. It has in fact

been deprecated in favor of TeXLive. This is not a big problem with the

basic TeX engine, because that doesn't change that much. But pdfTeX (a

TeX that generates PDF output instead of DVI) has been evolving

rapidly. And you'll miss out on several years of updates of the macro

packages (like LaTeX and ConTeXt).

Another consideration is that TeXLive contains a much larger choice of

additional packages than teTeX.

So I would advise you to install TeXLive. The latest DVD comes with

FreeBSD binaries.

Look at the mailing list archives for threads called "LaTeX oder teTeX"

in October 2007, and "Installing latest version of LaTeX" in June

2009. In those threads I've posted some instructions on how to get

TeXLive to work. Installation is pretty easy, but you have to change

login.conf and manpath.conf to use the binaries and manpages. Normally

TeXLive keeps everything under its own tree (/usr/local/texlive), so it

won't mess up the trees /usr/local/{bin,share,...}. Do _not_ tell the

installer to put symbolic links in /usr/local/bin! That way removing

TeXLive is as easy as removing /usr/local/texlive.


Thanks Roland. Looks like TeXLive it is.

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