[tlbuild] [tex-live] texlive install overwrites /usr/bin/man

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Nov 22 01:23:43 CET 2011

On 2011-11-22 at 08:16:25 +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:

 > On So, 20 Nov 2011, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
 > > http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/pst/texlive.html
 > Quite a lot things are wrong here. First the "Introduction"; TeX Live
 > is not a *forked successor* of teTeX.

Yes, there was no fork.  It's been an extended teTeX until 2006, now
it's also its successor.  Maybe one can call it a fork when all the
shell scripts are replaced by something else.

However, this is quite strange:

 "the teTeX TeX document production system invented by Donald Knuth"

And this is pure nonsense as well:

   mktexlsr /usr/share/texmf        \
            /usr/share/texmf-config \
            /usr/share/texmf-dist   \
            /usr/share/texmf-var    \
            /usr/share/texmf-local  \
            /var/lib/livetex/fonts  &&

Just run mktexlsr without any argument.  If you *have to* specify
paths, then your setup is wrong and the created ls-R files are useless
because they are not found later anyway.

The last path, as well as

   texconfig-sys font rw

are obsolete.  Note that you give all users rw access to a particular
directory.  Might be a security risk.  Without this, generated .pk
files are put into TEXMFHOME, which is more secure.

There is no need to invoke texlinks manually.  It's run by fmtutil
when necessary.


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