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Date:      Wed, 10 Oct 2012 21:32:43 +0100
From:      Jamie Paul Griffin <jamie@kode5.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: freebsd-texlive port
Message-ID:  <20121010203243.GA705@kontrol.kode5.net>
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[ Joe Gain wrote on Wed 10.Oct'12 at 19:11:50 +0200 ]

> This is not constructive criticism, but just to give voice to how
> great it would be if texlive could become an official port of freebsd,
> integrated into the ports system!!!

I imagine it would be a lot of work to integrate it into the ports
system not to mention it would take an age to compile it.

There has been a lot of work done by developers to provide
binaries for FreeBSD with the main texlive distribution so it's not
necessary to integrate into the ports system. What would be nice is if
certain ports that require a tex distribution can be used with the
texlive distribution that available from tug.org already. 

Projects like Macports have been able to do this, if this became
possible for FreeBSD ports then it would be great. 



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