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Date:      Mon, 5 Jan 2015 23:34:49 -1000
From:      Parv <parv@pair.com>
To:        "Morse, Richard E.,MGH" <REMORSE@mgh.harvard.edu>
Cc:        "questions@freebsd.org" <questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: TeTeX retirement instructions?
Message-ID:  <20150106093449.GA1687@holstein.holy.cow>
In-Reply-To: <B077B71B-BCA9-4A66-BC1F-42A219EC29F5@mgh.harvard.edu>
References:  <B077B71B-BCA9-4A66-BC1F-42A219EC29F5@mgh.harvard.edu>

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in message <B077B71B-BCA9-4A66-BC1F-42A219EC29F5@mgh.harvard.edu>,
wrote Morse, Richard E.,MGH thusly...
>
> Hi! According to the announcement back in 2013 regarding TeX:
>
> >   teTeX-based ports and TeXLive are mutually exclusive.  This
> >   means TeXLive ports cannot be installed when teTeX is already
> >   installed.  You need to remove all of the TeX-related packages
> >   based on teTeX to try TeXLive.  Migration procedure will be
> >   announced when conversion of the port dependency is completed.
>
> The only "migration procedure" that I was later able to find was
> an announcement on 2014-07-23:
>
> >   TeXLive is now the default teX provider.
> >   Please remove all TeX-related packages based on teTeX.
>
> I'm not sure this actually counts as a "migration procedure". How
> did other people make the transition?

"Dr Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Bomb."

I had been stalling the update of TeTeX. Then one day portmaster
just did it for me, either indirectly or I did it myself. I might
have uninstalled 1 to n ports manually.

I had not used TeTeX in a long time personally, nor I have yet the
chance (well, there was one but I used something else) to use
TexLive personally. There have not been any problems with TexLive in
relation to installation of other ports|packages.

  - parv

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