misc/70981: LaTeX, tex and teTeX ports tangled

Marc Fonvieille blackend at FreeBSD.org
Thu Aug 26 03:20:27 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR misc/70981; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Marc Fonvieille <blackend at FreeBSD.org>
To: Vlad Manilici <"mirror.the.text:moc.tod.kmot.ta.namv"@FreeBSD.org>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: misc/70981: LaTeX, tex and teTeX ports tangled
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 12:11:21 +0200

 On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 09:55:32AM +0000, Vlad Manilici wrote:
 > >Description:
 > To have full LaTeX and TeX functionality, one has to install, in the
 > following order: LaTeX, teTeX, teTeX-base.
 Not really, only a cd ports/print/teTeX && make install clean is needed.
 > 1), The first problem is that these packages collide, and they do not complain about this at installation time. I first noticed the problem when deleting them in a random order. The first deleted package removes files needed by the rest.
 > 2). They apparently install different versions in the common filebase. When you miss the installation order, you end with a non-working system.
 > 3). xdvik-tetex-22.78_2 does not compile: xdvi.h, line 229 can be made to compile like:
 > - extern KPSEDLL char *kpathsea_version_string;
 > + extern char *kpathsea_version_string;
 > although I have no idea if this is the correct fix.
 > 4). The following packages are redundant: print/xdvi, print/dvips, since
 > they are already contined in teTeX. The redundant versions install over teTeX without complaining, and result in a non-working system.
 > 5). I don't understand why teTeX does not install teTeX-base, when this is needed.
 > Please clean this mess up, LaTeX is IMHO an important system.
 > >How-To-Repeat:
 > One can test his LaTeX with the following source:
 > \documentclass{article}
 > \usepackage{fontenc}
 > \renewcommand{\rmdefault}{ptm}
 > \begin{document}
 > Foo-Bar
 > \end{document}
 > then issue:
 > latex test.tex
 > dvips test.tex
 > xdvi test.tex
 I assume you meant dvips test.dvi, and xdvi test.dvi
 Here the .tex compiles without any complaint, as I said I just installed
 I use LaTeX on a daily basis and no issue for the moment with teTeX
 port.  Please remove all (La)TeX related packages, and dvips ones, and
 just install ports/print/teTeX.

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