compilation of port 'latex' fails repeatedly

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Jun 19 13:57:57 PDT 2003

"Fredrik Carlén" <fredrik.carlen at> writes:

> I have tried to install latex on my new FreeBSD system, but it fails 
> miserably. All I do is type "$ make install distclean" in the latex 
> directory of the port tree (/usr/ports/print/latex). This usually does 
> the trick, right? 


> $ uname -a: 
> FreeBSD 5.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 
> 5.0-RELEASE #0: Thu Jan 16 22:16:53 GMT 2003     
> root at  i386 

Maybe the port is broken on 5.x?  A few still are; after all, it's not
a production branch yet...

You might want to try the teTeX distribution (/usr/ports/print/tetex);
it's a very nice package.

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