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

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 23:45:27 CET 2011

Karl Berry wrote:
>     If I want to build TeX, tangle, weave, mf, etc, why do I need X?
> Just for the record, Metafont has a graphical capability to preview
> characters, being a program about doing font design.  Therefore it needs
> X by default.  Also by default, a separate mf-nowin binary is built
> without the graphics and hence without the X dependency.
> When you specify --without-x to configure, I believe it falls back to
> creating only the non-graphical version, though I admit I haven't tested
> it myself.

Thanks.  I've got this part figured out, but I'm still working on install.

As an aside, it would be more convenient if the mailing list had a 
Reply-To: header of the mailing list.  As it is now, 'Reply' goes back 
to the individual and not the list.  Maybe that's the way you prefer it, 
but it seems unusual to me.

   -- Bruce

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