[tex-live] texlive installation on FreeBSD amd64

Manfred Lotz manfred at dante.de
Sun Jul 20 06:01:27 CEST 2008

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> Manfred Lotz writes:
>  > Thx. I'll try it out with one of the next iso images (they get built 
>  > daily in the night, isn't is?).
> Yes. You could try after 5:30 UTC.
> What I already tried before uploading TLUtils.pm was to replace
> tlpkg/installer/config.guess by a file which contains:
> -------------------------------------------------------
> #! /bin/sh
> echo x86_64-unknown-freebsd7.0
> -------------------------------------------------------
> and started the installer.  This worked fine here.
> At the beginning it reported:
> Platform: amd64-freebsd => 'x86_64 with FreeBSD'
> Then in the menus:
> Main menu:
>  Detected platform: x86_64 with FreeBSD
> Binary systems menu:
>    a [ ] alpha-linux      DEC Alpha with GNU/Linux
>    b [X] amd64-freebsd    x86_64 with FreeBSD
>    c [ ] hppa-hpux        HP-UX
> Note that only the string "amd64-freebsd" is relevant.
> I suppose that it works for you now.  But I recommend to follow
> Norbert's advice regarding the installer package and install TL
> completely.  With "completely" I mean to run everything until you get
> the welcome message.  But it's sufficient to select scheme-minimal.
> Note that I'm leaving tomorrow for TUG-2008.  It would be nice to hear
> from you soon that it works now.
Ok, I grabbed the installer and did a complete install. Now all is fine. 
mktexlsr will be found during installation and runs successfully.

Have a good time in Cork,

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