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Date:      Sun, 31 Jul 2011 10:15:07 +0100
From:      Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>
To:        Antonio Olivares <olivares14031@gmail.com>
Cc:        Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: can't build teTeX port in FreeBSD 8.2 amd64
Message-ID:  <20110731091507.GA50752@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk>
In-Reply-To: <CAJ5UdcPwGrJfQUeMUwc2oGkhmjnU_FyMku8=gtiVVpodL_+w1A@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <20110714160816.GA30155@think.gnix.co.uk> <20110715080324.GA8392@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk> <CAJ5UdcOd-cT8=YdUqUXzLSCwsCwXwPN0FikxTqSkVDTMr5182Q@mail.gmail.com> <20110715235610.GA70906@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk> <20110718091913.GA4092@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk> <CAJ5UdcPFEFEhuNfBHKWD5EM_NWB799rUH3pnaMYu8Z8DTzPvWg@mail.gmail.com> <20110730195219.GA15888@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk> <CAJ5UdcOPj80-TAbfBUtn1AoVZfZbELcmhJ-8v_ze+=+UXHfcxg@mail.gmail.com> <20110730224113.GA43343@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk> <CAJ5UdcPwGrJfQUeMUwc2oGkhmjnU_FyMku8=gtiVVpodL_+w1A@mail.gmail.com>

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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
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