CFT: texlive ports

David Demelier demelier.david at
Mon Apr 29 12:56:37 UTC 2013

2013/4/17 David Demelier <demelier.david at>:
> 2013/2/26 Hiroki Sato <hrs at>:
>> Hello,
>>  Ports to replace print/*teTeX* with TeX Live 2012 are ready for
>>  testing.  Please note that this is not the final version and
>>  committing the new ones into the ports tree will go in the following
>>  phases:
>>   1. Commit print/texlive-full for full version of TeX Live.
>>   2. Update ports which depend on teTeX to make them possible to
>>      select teTeX or TeX Live.  teTeX by default at this phase.  Split
>>      TeX Live ports into smaller ones as necessary in parallel.
>>   3. Switch the default to TeX Live.
>>   4. Remove print/*teTeX*.
>>  The patch for phase 1 can be found at the following URL:
>>  This consists of the following ports:
>>   print/texlive-full
>>   print/texlive-base
>>   print/texlive-texmf
>>   print/tex-ptexenc
>>   print/xetex
>>   print/luatex
>>   devel/kpathsea
>>   devel/web2c
>>  Please try to install print/texlive-full.  The total size of the
>>  installed files will be ~3GB, so be careful of free space on your
>>  disk.  While these ports still include some rough edges, all bits of
>>  the TeX Live 2012 should be installed.  Note that they cannot coexist
>>  with the other TeX-related ports based on teTeX---this means you need
>>  to remove all of TeX-related ports first.  If you want a stable
>>  version, please wait for migration procedure which will be submitted
>>  in the end of phase 2.
>>  Non-English engines like pTeX also work but dviware (xdvi, dvips,
>>  dvipdfmx, ...) for them and non-standard font maps are not included
>>  (or activated) yet.  They will be added when updating the existing
>>  ports for the engine-specific versions of dviware.
>>  Some combinations of the ports on which TeX Live depends may lead to
>>  a build problem due to version mismatch.  If you notice build failure
>>  or something wrong with the behavior, please send a report to me
>>  directly via email.  Thank you.
> Thanks for your work! I've never touched LaTeX in my life and wanted
> texlive to be in ports before starting learning it. However I can't
> believe it takes 3Go of disk space. Why is this so big?
> Regards,
> --
> Demelier David

Hello there,

Can you fix the dependency issue? The port print/texlive-base requires
print/psutils-a4 but it has moved to print/psutils, so I just edited
the makefile and built it.

And again, thank for you work :) Hope the port will be added soon.

Demelier David

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