[tex-live] TeX Live 2008 does not install on FreeBSD

Manfred Lotz manfred at dante.de
Tue Mar 10 17:46:14 CET 2009

Conny Andersson wrote:
> Hello,
> I am from Sweden and has been a member of TeX Users Group since many 
> years. Earlier, when TeX Live come on CDs FreeBSD was not supported, but 
> the DVDs from the last couple of years have installed without problems - 
> up to TeX Live 2008:
> root at alice [/dvd/texlive] # ./install-tl
> TeXLive::TLUtils::setup_programs failed at tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtils.pm line 
> 1042.
> ./tlpkg/installer/lzma/lzmadec.i386-freebsd --help failed (status 256): 
> No such file or directory
> Output is:
> /libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libc.so.7" not found, required by 
> "lzmadec.i386-freebsd"
> Couldn't set up the necessary programs.
> Cannot continue with installation.
> Please report to texlive at tug.org.
> root at alice [/dvd/texlive] # locate libc.so.7
> root at alice [/dvd/texlive] # (not found)

The FreeBSD binaries were built under FreeBSD 7.0. Try out if the Linux 
i396 binaries are usable.


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