TexLive on FreeBSD 8.1

Nikola Lečić nikola.lecic at anthesphoria.net
Sun Jul 25 16:07:05 UTC 2010

On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 19:51:55 +0000
Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Don't want to add insult to injury or offend anyone, I just want to
> see how installing texlive on FreeBSD can be made easier?

TeX Live 2010 will support FreeBSD (i386 and amd64). It will work out
of the box for FreeBSD 7 and 8. The TL development tree is frozen now
and the release will be out during summer.

If you can't wait, you can use TeX Live 2010 pretest, it's pretty stable
and most likely identical to the release:


If you need binaries for FreeBSD<=6, please visit these pages:


(r19416 is TL2010 build).

A reply to all people that wrote about how big TL is: TeX Live is a
_distribution_, not a single piece of software. It has its own package
manager, tlpkg. You can use it to remove anything you don't need after
install. The TL installer supports installing various "schemes". If you
need a minimal TeX, you can choose scheme "minimal", it's actually much
smaller than teTeX.

Please read TL Guide, it's very useful and can answer all your


Best wishes,
Nikola Lečić = Никола Лечић
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