[tex-live] texlive installation on FreeBSD amd64

Manfred Lotz manfred at dante.de
Sat Jul 19 19:15:53 CEST 2008

Hi all,
Now I had an occasion to install texlive on FreeBSD amd64 which was not 
without errors.

First thing which was irritating: The install script tells me that this 
is: x86_64 with Freebsd

It doesn't chose binaries for the platform:

*** WARNING!  No binaries for your platform found!
  <B> binary systems: 0 out of 15

This seems to be because the binaries on the iso image are in directory 
bin/amd64-freebsd which BTW is correct because amd64 is the name for 
this in FreeBSD world.

Later during installation I get messages like this:
Can't exec "mktexlsr": No such file or directory at ./install-tl line 943.

and in the end:

  Most importantly, add /usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/x86_64-freebsd
  to your PATH for current and future sessions.

It seems that in tlpkg/installer/config.guess the name x86_64 is set for 
  64bit FreeBSD which should be changed to amd64.


More information about the tex-live mailing list