TexLive on FreeBSD 8.1

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 02:37:41 UTC 2010

On 8/2/10, Nikola Lečić <nikola.lecic at anthesphoria.net> wrote:
> 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:
>   http://tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2010-July/026779.html
> 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,
> - --

@Nikola, Roland, & others that offered advice and suggestions

TeXLive 2010 has officially been released:


Did not know, I hope to download it as soon as I can and try to
install it, I might just set the symlinks manually since the required
packages might not be there.  Hope that there are no problems.

do you know if this release has the editor (TeXWorks)?
The package found on the updates depends on TeTeX, while Kile and
TeXMaker also do.  This way I may avoid using them?, otherwise compile
them from source(not through ports*tetex is a dep*)



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