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Date:      Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:40:10 -0500
From:      Tim Daneliuk <>
To:        FreeBSD <>
Cc:, Jerry <>,
Subject:   Re: texlive and package updating
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <20130809123643.1b6f7fb6@scorpio>
References:  <20130809123643.1b6f7fb6@scorpio>

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On 08/09/2013 11:36 AM, Jerry wrote:
> Port:   texlive-full-20120701
> Path:   /usr/ports/print/texlive-full
> Info:   TeX Live, Full Version
> Maint:
> With: TEX_DEFAULT=texlive placed in the /etc/make.conf file.
> My question is how do I update the packages since the package updater
> has apparently been deliberately disabled? I install/update dozens of
> packages each week on my Windows machine, so I know that they are
> available.
> Also. all of the "*-freebsd-doc-*" ports are bonked due to the
> use of "texlive". Is there any headway being made on that front?

I've given up on all OS distribution-based TexLive drops.  I install
texlive manually from their installer and then run tlmgr under
cron control nightly to keep it up-to-date.  I do this on
FreeBSD (my primary dev and server platform) as well as all
linux instances in my environment.  It makes things a lot simpler.

Tim Daneliuk
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