[tex-live] TeX Live 2008, i386-freebsd, FreeBSD 6.4 and i386-linux

Conny Andersson unitex at telia.com
Mon Mar 16 01:36:54 CET 2009

Hello, and thank you:

On Mon, 16 Mar 2009, Norbert Preining wrote:

> On So, 15 Mär 2009, Conny Andersson wrote:
>> And, I did rm -Rf /usr/local/texlive, and deleted all symlinks in
>> /usr/local/bin to tex-binaries. And, began a brand new texlive-install to
>> run the i386-linux texlive on my FreeBSD 6.4.

Thanks #1 for:
> Calling
> 	tlmgr uninstall
> should have done all that for you

>>ln -sf /usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/i386-linux/tex \
>> /usr/local/bin/tex etc.

Thanks #2 for:
> There would have been another way (which you cannot know of course):
> 	tlmgr symlinks remove
> then edit /usr/local/texlive/2008/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb and replace the
> 	depend platform:i386-freebsd
> with
> 	depend platform:i386-linux
> and afterwards call
> 	tlmgr symlinks add
> I cannot try out that it works afterwards, but my wild guess is yes.
> That change you should do anyway, otherwise updates etc etc will be
> problematic, well maybe not, because you have already replaced lzmadec
> and lzma with working binaries.
>> xdvi-xaw: error while loading shared libraries:
>> libXaw.so.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or
>> directory

Thanks #3 for:
> Try to remap thingy again with some other libxaw version.
>> So, as a conclusion it is not easy to run TeX Live 2008 on FreeBSD 6.4
>> which is newer then the FreeBSD 7.0 on which TeX Live 2008 i386-freebsd was
>> built.
> Huuuu???? FreeBSD 7.0 is OLDER than FreeBSD 6.4?? Guys from BSD, you
> have a very weird approach to version numbers...

Well, FreeBSD 7.0 was released in February 2008, and 6.4 in November 2008:

Thank you Norbert - and best wishes,


   Conny Andersson
<unitex at telia.com>

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