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Date:      Sun, 31 Jul 2011 10:15:07 +0100
From:      Anton Shterenlikht <>
To:        Antonio Olivares <>
Cc:        Anton Shterenlikht <>,
Subject:   Re: can't build teTeX port in FreeBSD 8.2 amd64
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On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 08:00:25PM -0500, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> I have been using TeX for a while and I have never had to set up
> anthing like this :(  I had used MikTeX in winblow$ and TeTeX in linux
> distros and FreeBSD 5.3/FreeBSD6.2, and I had never had to mess with
> TDS.

I know, this is just a fix.
We are fortunate enough to
have the ports tree. That
is the way forward. But
some work is required for
this to happen.

> This is what I always did, I tried to compile a tex project and it
> failed, I looked at which *.sty file was needed and I downloaded it
> from CTTAN or off another computer that had it and put it directly on
> the folder that I was working on.  This had always worked for me.

Apart from *sty files, there
are also fonts, and those
should live in correct directories
to be found.

Anton Shterenlikht
Room 2.6, Queen's Building
Mech Eng Dept
Bristol University
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 331 5944
Fax: +44 (0)117 929 4423

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