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

Yue Wang yuleopen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 03:25:23 CET 2009

> I think that backward compatibility, is no (big) problem. It might already
> have been done in/via the GENERIC kernel:
> options         COMPAT_43               # Compatible with BSD 4.3 [KEEP
> #THIS!]
> options         COMPAT_FREEBSD4         # Compatible with FreeBSD4
> options         COMPAT_FREEBSD5         # Compatible with FreeBSD5

Kernel configuration is just one thing.
One should also install the obsolete libraries (from
Binary/Source compatibility is the biggest headache for users and developers.

But the biggest problem is all the TL binaries are compiled by
volunteers. We should find developers who have those old system

Yue Wang

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