TeTeX and TeXLive

Nikola Lečić nikola.lecic at anthesphoria.net
Sun Dec 16 20:31:54 PST 2007

On Sun, 16 Dec 2007 22:24:41 -0600
Stephen Montgomery-Smith <stephen at math.missouri.edu> wrote:
> Mark Linimon wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 11:02:45AM +0900, Hiroki Sato wrote:
> >>  Do you think splitting it to small packages will be a big problem?
> > 
> > That many ports would create a significant impact on the build
> > systems, especially, sparc64, which is not keeping up at all as it
> > is.
> > 
> > mcl
> What does the build system do?  Does it go to each port one at a time 
> and do a "make package && pkg_delete -a" or similar?
> If so, this would mean that the, for example, xorg-library port would
> be remade many, many times.

Unlike Xorg, TeXLive ports are mainly high-level/leaf ports. The impact
on other ports will be equal to that of teTeX. The majority of these
"portlets" are actually LaTeX packages, fonts, etc, and does not
interfere with other ports or among themselves very much.
Nikola Lečić :: Никола Лечић

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