# [Slackbuilds-users] TeX Live 2013

Benjamin Trigona-Harany bosth at alumni.sfu.ca
Fri Nov 8 05:46:11 UTC 2013

Thanks for the new build!

On November 7, 2013 15:23:44 Robby Workman wrote:
> For those of you on Slackware -current (soon to be 14.1) who are
> also LaTex users, I need some testing of TeX Live 2013.
>
> To make a long story short, Edd Barrett over at OpenBSD wrote
> a python utility (texscythe) to parse the texlive package db
> and generate packaging lists, so I made a build for it (it's
> in the SBo repo for 14.1, currently git master) and worked up
> a short script (see texscythe/contrib/ dir) to generate a
> texmf subset with full functionality (I hope).  I'm attaching
> the resulting texlive.tar.gz build script and associated files;
> you'll just need to download the sources from the .info file.
>
> Please verify that the resulting texlive package will work for
> some representative tex files you have.  It seems to work for
> mine, but I don't have anything too extravagant here.

I dug up my most extravagant .tex and I'm running into a problem with
biblatex.

A bit of research brought me to these two reports of the same issue:
http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/119682/how-to-use-polyglossia-with-biblatex and https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=167675.

The biblatex.sty from the SlackBuild for 20130530 has the following biblatex
version:

\def\abx at date{2013/05/01}
\def\abx at version{2.6}

The fix apparently arrives with biblatex 2.8 (released 2013/10/26) in case
there's a chance of getting it into 2013. Otherwise, I'm perfectly happy with
last year's TexLive!

> If you're interested in seeing the git commit, it's here, but
> note that the branch it's in will disappear once texlive-2013
> gets merged to master:
> http://slackbuilds.org/cgit/slackbuilds/commit/?h=texlive-2013&id=251f5091f2
> fdcce8abb058b1623144470bfe47b3
>
> -RW
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