[BLFS Trac] #2480: Switch from tetex to texlive

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Mon Feb 22 14:02:30 PST 2010

#2480: Switch from tetex to texlive
 Reporter:  rdaniels  |       Owner:  randy@…                   
     Type:  task      |      Status:  assigned                  
 Priority:  normal    |   Milestone:  future                    
Component:  BOOK      |     Version:  SVN                       
 Severity:  normal    |    Keywords:                            

Comment(by willimm):

 Yes, this is kinda late, but in case you weren't watching: TeXLive version
 2009 is out. Some notes:

  1. The files are now compressed in the XZ file format. It's for a good
 reason too, as even when compressed with XZ, the texmf tarball alone is
 around a gigabyte! Now it's a good time to think about replacing LZMA-
 Utils with XZ-Utils
  2. You have to add --disable-native-texlive-build to configure, else
 TeXLive won't build with the --with-system-* options.
  3. Upstream recommends that you use the --with-tex-banner when building
 for a inpedent distro like BLFS. The one I uses was:

 --with-tex-banner='TeX Live 2009/BLFS'

  4. If building without X, you must put --without-x on the configure line,
 else texlive won't compile.
  5. As before, lots and lots of programs were installed, taking up a lot
 of space.

 That's it for my notes.

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