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Date:      Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:49:25 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Jamie Paul Griffin <>
Subject:   Re: freebsd-texlive port
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On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:01:44 +0100, Jamie Paul Griffin wrote:
> If you prefer, you can just use the download dvd or netinstall from the
> texlive website. They have provided binaries for FreeBSD. I installed
> the full TeX distribution myself just the other week on FreeBSD 9. So no
> need to use the ports system if you don't want. 

The only remaining problem will be dependencies within the
port management system, e. g. ports requiring a TeX distribution
which defaults to teTeX...

By the way, would it be possible or desired to introduce a
setting to /etc/make.conf regarding _which_ TeX distribution
to use, e. g. WITH_TEX=texlive (will install TeXlive) or
WITH_TEX=teTeX (will install teTeX) if a dependency of TeX
is requested?

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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