[tlbuild] Building TeX-Live 2009 on FreeBSD-CURRENT

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sat Oct 24 06:58:42 CEST 2009

Hi Giorgo,

On Sa, 24 Okt 2009, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > Now all that remains for me to learn is: What is the recommended way of
> > packaging these binaries into an installable TeX-Live distribution with
> > the rest of TeX-Live's extra files?

Not n easy task. Inprinciple you have to do what is described in

> `tlmgr arch list' does not list i386-freebsd by just dropping the
> binaries in `Master/bin'.  It seems I need to update or regenerate the

No of course now.

> `tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb' database with the new binaries.  But this does not
> work from a copy of the sources that is not an svn checkout.

Again, see repository-setup.txt

But there is a different way, using the
of install-tl. See the POD/man documentaiton of it. There was some 
discussion of that on some of the TL lists, don't remember, where
one of the cygwin guys gave an explanation how it works with 1.5 of

In principle you keep them in some dir outside, then make from
that tree an installation with -custom-bin-path.

Best wishes


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