[tex-live] texinfo not happy with texlive not producing log?
preining at logic.at
Sat Nov 5 16:08:29 CET 2016
> from https://github.com/sourcegraph/homebrew/blob/master/Library/Homebrew/blacklist.rb
> when "tex", "tex-live", "texlive", "latex" then <<-EOS.undent
> Installing TeX from source is weird and gross, requires a lot of patches,
> and only builds 32-bit (and thus can't use Homebrew deps on Snow Leopard.)
> We recommend using a MacTeX distribution: https://www.tug.org/mactex/
This is complete rubbish, I cannot even imagine who conjured this up
in a state of complete drunkness!
Any reasonable person can look into the bin directory and see that there
are definitely many different 64bit arch files.
> - downloaded install-tl-unx.tar.gz
> - copied the texlive.profile from MacTex
Not so good without adaption
> - edited it to use my local paths
You should have edited a bit more ...
> after a while (a long while),
Yes, because about 4G have been downloaded from a CTAN mirror.
> the install was ready (I'm convinced there are lots of options that I'll never use; btw, is there any documentation for the various options in the profile?)
Not really, because the idea is to use the install-tl script interactively.
> then I removed the /Library/TeX folder,
Not created by the install script but someone else.
> the /usr/local/texlive folder,
Neither that has been created unless you specified this location as target.
> and lots of unwanted things from /usr/local/bin (I hate when tools used during my builds are in /usr/local, because I never know which tools the builds really use).
Hmmm, you have
in your profile. Are you sure that this file in /usr/local/bin were
generated by the installer? It *should*not*. If option_path 0 is set,
then no adjustment is done whatsoever.
> both qemu & openocd manuals were generated with this new setup, apparently without problems.
Of course, because that is how TeX Live is installed on tens of thousands of machines.
> any comments/suggestions?
Yes, run the installer once interactively to see what you are
talking about in the profile.
Hope that helps
PREINING Norbert + TeX Live & Debian Developer + http://www.preining.info
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