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Re: TexLive

Min Sik Kim --> pkgsrc-users (2009-07-30 00:44:01 -0700):
> At Thu, 30 Jul 2009 01:40:40 -0500,
> Patrick Reich <> wrote:
> > Does anyone know if TUG plans to include NetBSD binaries on the 2009
> > DVD?
> See  There is a volunteer
> builder for NetBSD/i386.

I [1]discussed providing TL binaries for NetBSD with Karl Berry and we
agreed that it doesn't make much sense since there are too many
combinations of ports, releases and ways to run X11.  However, maybe it
would make sense to provide binaries for the latest i386 release (i.e.
netbsd-5 with native Xorg) since that's probably the most frequently
used combination?

BTW, does it really make sense to provide all those TeX, LaTeX etc.
packages from pkgsrc?  TeX Live has its own package manager (tlmgr), so
less redundant work needs to be done if we'd provide just tlmgr and the
TL binaries from pkgsrc and instruct the user to use tlmgr to install
the desired packages.  And with tlmgr you're able to install collections
and schemes (sets of packages) which gets you a useful TL installation
quite fast.  Of course this could be achieved by meta packages in
pkgsrc, but then again much redundant work would need to be done...

Regards, Jukka


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