TexLive on FreeBSD 8.1

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 18:54:46 UTC 2010


Sorry to ask, but you mention that the new TeXLive 2010 will be
released this summer.  Do you know *when exactly* it will be released?

I am also hoping that if use either the pretest one, or the official
release, that *it*(The install procedure) also setup the paths,
otherwise one has to do this manually :(

I have an install CD for TeXLive 2009 and it does not have the needed
binaries, and I know I can find them in one of your sites, but the
process still looks intimidating :(

it would be a blessing, if some kind soul out there, builds packages
(texlive-20XY-amd64.tbz or texlive-20XY-i386) that does everything
automagically :), but I know that is asking for too much :(

The ports system by Romain Tartarian looked nice, but it is *not an
official* port and if one takes the ports method, the teteX 3.0 gets
installed (it is not bad, but quite old :( and no updates to fix
security issues )  The binaries that you provide one still has to do a
great deal of work, if one could script it?  unless of course waiting
for TeXLive 2010 does all of this for us(including setting the path
set path=/usr/local/texlive20XY/bin
automagically :)

I don't know what to do, since Roland, yourself and Anh provided nice
responses.  I originally had FreeBSD 6.X on one of my machines with
TeTeX , kile, and it was working beautifully but then a hard drive
failure put me out of business :(

I guess I should be patient, I see that time is ticking and with
patience one can get more things done.



On 7/25/10, Nikola Lečić <nikola.lecic at anthesphoria.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 19:51:55 +0000
> Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at gmail.com> wrote:
> [...]
>> Don't want to add insult to injury or offend anyone, I just want to
>> see how installing texlive on FreeBSD can be made easier?
> TeX Live 2010 will support FreeBSD (i386 and amd64). It will work out
> of the box for FreeBSD 7 and 8. The TL development tree is frozen now
> and the release will be out during summer.
> If you can't wait, you can use TeX Live 2010 pretest, it's pretty stable
> and most likely identical to the release:
>   http://tug.org/texlive/pretest.html
> If you need binaries for FreeBSD<=6, please visit these pages:
>   http://anthesphoria.net/FreeBSD/TeXLive-Devel/bin-r19416/
> (r19416 is TL2010 build).
> A reply to all people that wrote about how big TL is: TeX Live is a
> _distribution_, not a single piece of software. It has its own package
> manager, tlpkg. You can use it to remove anything you don't need after
> install. The TL installer supports installing various "schemes". If you
> need a minimal TeX, you can choose scheme "minimal", it's actually much
> smaller than teTeX.
> Please read TL Guide, it's very useful and can answer all your
> questions:
>   http://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/texlive-en/
> Best wishes,
> --
> Nikola Lečić = Никола Лечић
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