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From: Edd Barrett (vext01gmail.com)
Date: Wed Sep 24 2008 - 05:59:04 CDT
On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 9:54 AM, frantisek holop <minusfobiit.org> wrote:
> hmm, on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 02:54:59AM +0100, Edd Barrett said that
>> I have CC'd people I think are interested in TeX/OpenBSD. Hope they
>> don't object.
> where's my name from that list? :]]
> fun aside, i am still travelling so coudlnt
> try it anyway.
Sorry I will add you to my list of testers :)
> my question is, is this division an official texlive
> division or based on your personal preferences?
What I do is take the texlive.tlpdb and parse it using a script I have
written. This generates the PLIST's for the texmf's. Then I use the
distfiles supplied by texlive to pick out the files needed from the
> e.g. context itself is maybe 6 megs zip and
> probably the fastest developing tex macro package
> these days. why install ~190 megs if someone
> wants to give it a try?
Yes, well thats down to the way I have packaged it. I was under the
impression that context was based upon some other tex engine. If you
really want I can try separating it out.
>> As far as I know:
>> * You should install ruby and ImageMagick if you wish to use ConTeXt.
> ruby yes, ImageMagick no.
I had a probelm when including graphics into context last year
"convert: command not found". I cant find my post on the context list
unfortunatly. If you are a context user, please go ahead and try and
report back :)
> also lua for luatex, context supports this
> to some level.
> i will try to have a look at this and provide meaningful
> comments but i have a limited environment...
> having a miktex style installer for this montrosity
> would be a godsend...
TL-2008 has a network installer, I did consider harnessing it, but
opted not to.
No-one says you *have* to use the packages/ports. Go get the network
installer and install exactly which subset you want. The binaries
installed in this way work on OpenBSD-4.3/i386 only (I make the
binaries that go on the TeX Live CDROM and thats what I built em on).
We are not like solaris where a binary will work for 10 years in the
Also note that there are MikTeX tools for UNIX, but I have not tried
them. If I didnt have so much uni junk coming up I would have a look
> tex is becoming so bloated
> it drives poeple away.. it is like installing all
> of CPAN with every perl.
I know :( I will bring this up at the UKTeX AGM in November and see if
anyone has any thoughts. I agree its a problem.