Re: RFC for updating TEX to 2021

From: Kubilay Kocak <>
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2022 06:11:32 UTC
On 1/02/2022 5:11 am, Tobias C. Berner wrote:
> Moin moin
> Please ship it, before the tree moves again too much for it to apply.
> Marking 10-12 ports as broken is fine.


Set IGNORE and forward your OP to maintainers of said ports.

Our TEX stack is way behind with few people motivated to assess/update 
it from first principles.

Include the rationale (and "cat/port: why") details in the tex update 
commit log message so its easy for people to grok what to do next.

> mfg Tobias
> On Mon, 31 Jan 2022 at 18:57, Muhammad Moinur Rahman <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have been able to port TEX 2021 but there are some failures and caveats which I wanted to discuss with the community. I have checked only the ports that has USE_TEX in their Makefile :
>> What changed and what are the failures:
>> 1. cslatex support has been DEPRECATED upstream
>> 2. print/tex-aleph has been removed as upstream has also removed it
>> 3. Fails to build
>>    - databases/bbdb (Last release was on 2018)
>>    - misc/latex-mk (Last release was on 2010)
>>    - textproc/dblatex (The location of the required file has changed can be easily patched)
>>    - textproc/bibtool (Someone with latex knowledge should be able to fix this)
>>    - print/sgf2tex (Last release was on 2001)
>>    - print/lgrind (Last release was on 2001)
>>    - print/muttprint (Last release was on 2008)
>>    - cad/alliance (Last release was on 2019)
>>    - math/asymptote (Should be able to fix this later with someone’s help who knows)
>> 4. Dependents
>>    - print/lilypond{-devel} depends on textproc/dblatex but if we upgrade lilypond it will no longer require dblatex
>> In case someone want to check the logs they are available here:
>> So my question is whether if we are okay with UPDATING to 2021 while these 10/12 ports are BROKEN/IGNORED? I am looking forward to move forward a bit faster as there are lots of files involved and the files changes every now and then and merging everytime is really painful with this big of a patchset.
>> Thanks in advance for advices and flames. :D
>> Kind Regards,
>> Moin (bofh)