TexLive on FreeBSD 8.1

Nikola Lečić nikola.lecic at anthesphoria.net
Mon Aug 2 19:20:16 UTC 2010

Hash: RIPEMD160

On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 18:54:43 +0000
Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry to ask, but you mention that the new TeXLive 2010 will be
> released this summer.  Do you know *when exactly* it will be released?

TeX Live and FreeBSD share the same principle: a release will be out
when it is ready. No deadlines:


TL2010 pretest is currently at the stage of final testings.

> I am also hoping that if use either the pretest one, or the official
> release, that *it*(The install procedure) also setup the paths,
> otherwise one has to do this manually :(
> [...]

Ok, so you would like an installation procedure without need to change
PATH and other env vars and without installing binaries manually? The
following comes to mind (unfortunately, you must deinstall all traces
of teTeX from FreeBSD ports first, but I think you can easily maintain a
teTeX-free installation):

(1) download TL2010 pretest tree:
    rsync -a --delete --exclude="mactex*" rsync://ftp.cstug.cz/pub/tex/local/tlpretest .
    (don't forget the final dot)

(2) run
    ./install-tl -gui
    (you'll need x11-toolkits/p5-Tk for GUI)

(3) find the last option, "Create symlinks in system
    directories" (which is "no" by default) and click "Change"; in the
    small window, check "create symlinks in standard directories".

(4) Click "Install TeX Live".

That's all. You'll have FreeBSD binaries; no need to change PATH since
all TL binaries, manpages, etc. will be linked from /usr/local/bin/ etc.

Hope this helps,
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