Subject: Re: tex + no x11
To: Jim Bernard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 05/18/2000 22:04:57
>> i've decide to install tex. i think i remember how to use it, and if
>> i can i'll be very pleased, since it will enable me to send dvi files
>> back to the people that have been sending me pdf files and word or
>> excel documents. i can't read that, you can't read this.
> Gee, doesn't *everybody* use word these days?
apparently yes, but i don't have to like it, or put up with it.
in fact...i think i'll gzip the dvi files after i uuencode them, so
that the base64 encoding on the mime attachment doesn't impact the
size of the attachment too much. :)
>> the machine i wanna install it on has no x. never had, never needed
>> it. do i really need to install x to use tex? or is there some other
>> way around this?
> I believe the only parts of TeX that use X are the character-previewing
>feature of metafont (apparently in mfw) and xdvi. So, it *might* be
>sufficient to tell the pkg not to USE_X11, and to modify the teTeX-bin
>Makefile to include the CONFIGURE_ARGS: --without-x11 --without-oxdvik
>--without-xdvik and to omit --with-x11.
okay, i'll try that.
> Of course, you might want to view your output, and it's awfully hard to
>figure out what your document looks like by reading the output of dvitype :-).
well...i can look at them on other machines, or print them, yes? :)
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