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Re: TeXlive? Or any recent alternative?

On Sep 11, 2010, at 9:44 AM, Pouya D. Tafti wrote:
> 1. I was missing too many packages:
> laptop$ cd /usr/pkgsrc/print
> laptop$ echo * | wc -w
>     535
> laptop$ tlmgr list --only-installed | wc -l
>    2088

I hope this will improve over time. :)  BTW, (old versions of) many missing 
packages are included in print/teTeX3-texmf, and can be used with TeX Live 
packages (tex-*).

> So I tried to create new packages for those that I was missing.  BUT:
> 2. I could never quite figure out how to install and configure a tex
> system properly through pkgsrc, and always faced rather non-obvious
> dependency and configuration puzzles to solve (mostly related to font
> dependencies that made latex packages fail with criptic error
> messages).  I concede that my confusion and problems were, in all
> likelihood, more related to (the overly complicated structure and
> configuration of) texlive rather than pkgsrc.  But, on the other hand:

Please file a PR for such an error.  It will help improving TeX support in 

Min Sik Kim

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