TexLive on FreeBSD 8.1

Michel Talon talon at lpthe.jussieu.fr
Sun Jul 25 10:08:16 UTC 2010

Anh Ky Huynh wrote:
> Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sorry to ask about this since this has been beaten to death many
> > times, but I *wonder* why FreeBSD does not have TeXLive as default
> > tex installation?
> As TeXLive 2009 doesn't have binaries for FreeBSD ;) You can try TeXLive
> 2008 instead.

Maybe the problem is that TexLive is a monster (already teTex is a
monster) that many long time TeX users don't want on their hard disk.
Having TeXLive as a port would be nice, having it as the default TeX
seems to me stupid. It means that installing any port which has a
dependency on TeX would install this several hundred mega bytes monster
for any one, even those who don't intend to use TeX in any way. Even
most TeX users have no use for LuaTex and other niceties of TexLive.


Michel TALON

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