can't build teTeX port in FreeBSD 8.2 amd64

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at
Fri Jul 15 08:03:35 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 05:08:16PM +0100, Jamie Paul Griffin wrote:
> > I would advise you to get TeXLive instead, but that is just me.  You
> > can install from TeXLive DVD, or go get a DVD with packages:
>  I would second that. It comes comlete with FreeBSD binaries for i386 and amd64 in the 2010 release and installing it is really easy.

what about ia64, sparc64 and the rest?

> > I hoped for a true native port for TeXLive
> I can't see that it's really necessary. I remember difficulties with the 2009 release when FreeBSD binaries were not included but now they are the installation is headache-free.

What exactly is missing from teTeX?
I use latex daily, and so far haven't
found a package which is not already
included as part of teTeX. Of course,
my usage is specific to what I need,
it's not exhaustive.

If you like TeXLive and it works for you - great.
However, the ports tree gives you smooth integration
with multiple other ports, e.g. textproc/docproj-jadetex. 

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