LaTeX oder teTeX

Roland Smith rsmith at
Sun Oct 28 15:28:43 PDT 2007

On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 12:21:49PM -0700, Predrag Punosevac wrote:

> I gave up after encountering problems with older fonts in ported version of 
> teTeX and decided that it is better to wait for guys to port TeXLive than 
> to waist the time trying to resolve dependency issues  teTeX vs powerdot.  
> In the mean time I use live DVD with TeX Live  which is perfectly OK 
> solution with me as I do not want 3.7Gb of all TeXLive junk (font for 
> languages I have never heard or some exotic features) on my hard-drive 
> anyway. It is also really made for Linux and hard-disk installation will do 
> quite a few thinks that we do not allow in FreeBSD (like using /etc file 
> for non system applications)

The TeXLive installer allows you to choose what stuff you want to
install or not. You don't have to install the whole lot.

I've installed TeXLive 2007 to use /usr/local/texlive/2007 as its prefix
and data directory, and that works fine. Everything is contained
within that tree. It does not put things in /etc or /usr/local/etc if
you do this. What you do need to do after building the binaries is add
/usr/local/texlive/2007/bin/<arch>-unknown-freebsd<version> to the path
in /etc/login.conf.

Compiling the binaries isn't difficult. I've configured them to use
system libraries as much as possible, but if you don't do that the
binaries will have few dependancies beyond the base system libraries.

I've noticed that Omega wouldn't compile on my amd64 system, so I hacked
the makefile a little to fix that. If anybody wants to know how, drop me
a line. Omega will be supplanted by LuaTeX anyway.

This is how I configured the binaries on my amd64 system;

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/texlive/2007 \
--datadir=/usr/local/texlive/2007 --without-dvi2tty \
--without-musixflx --without-omega --enable-ipc --with-system-ncurses \
--with-ncurses-libdir=/usr/lib --with-ncurses-include=/usr/include \
--with-system-pnglib --with-pnglib-libdir=/usr/local/lib \
--with-pnglib-include=/usr/local/include/libpng \
--with-system-t1lib --with-t1lib-libdir=/usr/local/lib \
--with-t1lib-include=/usr/local/include \
--with-system-zlib --with-zlib-libdir=/usr/lib \
--with-zlib-include=/usr/include \
--with-system-gd --with-gd-libdir= /usr/local/lib \
--with-gd-include=/usr/local/include \
--with-system-freetype2 --with-freetype2-libdir=/usr/local/lib \
--with-freetype2-include=/usr/local/include --without-cjkutils \
--without-dvidvi --with-x11 --with-system-icu \
--with-icu-libdir=/usr/local/lib --with-icu-include=/usr/local/include

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