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

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Mar 10 18:00:44 CET 2009

Hi Conny,

On Mo, 09 Mär 2009, Conny Andersson wrote:
> 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.

That is bad.

It seems that the binaries we have for lzmadec.i386-freebsd are not

Do you have on your system a working lzmadec? If yes you can do the

- get the networt installation package
- unpack it
- replace
  with a working copy
- call install-tl as is (thus installing from the network), or with
	perl ./install-tl -location /dvd/texlive/
  which will use the packages from the DVD.
- after the installation is done again replace the lzmadec.i386-freebsd
  in DESTINATION_FOLDER/texlive/2008/tlpkg/installer/lzma/

Hope that helps.

> Apparently the installer suffers from 'Linuxism'. There is no libc.so.7 in 
> FreeBSD 6.4 from FreeBSD Mall of December 24 2008. Is it possible for me to 
> do a workaround?

Probably no linuxism, probably too new or too old or whatever. No idea.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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