texlive and package updating
jerry at seibercom.net
Sat Aug 10 14:41:23 UTC 2013
On Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:40:10 -0500
Tim Daneliuk articulated:
> On 08/09/2013 11:36 AM, Jerry wrote:
> > Port: texlive-full-20120701
> > Path: /usr/ports/print/texlive-full
> > Info: TeX Live, Full Version
> > Maint: hrs at FreeBSD.org
> > With: TEX_DEFAULT=texlive placed in the /etc/make.conf file.
> > My question is how do I update the packages since the package
> > updater has apparently been deliberately disabled? I install/update
> > dozens of packages each week on my Windows machine, so I know that
> > they are available.
> > Also. all of the "*-freebsd-doc-*" ports are bonked due to the
> > use of "texlive". Is there any headway being made on that front?
> I've given up on all OS distribution-based TexLive drops. I install
> texlive manually from their installer and then run tlmgr under
> cron control nightly to keep it up-to-date. I do this on
> FreeBSD (my primary dev and server platform) as well as all
> linux instances in my environment. It makes things a lot simpler.
I have to admit that I am somewhat confused myself. Why the port was
released sans any viable method of updating the packages seems counter
I know for a fact that this problem does not exist on an MS Windows
machine, nor from what I have been able to ascertain, most other *.nix
operating systems. Hopefully these two glaring problems will be
I am wondering if I simply make "tlmgr" operational, if it will work.
Did you have to do anything special to accomplish getting "tlmgr"
working and updating correctly?
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