[Slackbuilds-users] TeX Live 2013

Robby Workman robby at rlworkman.net
Fri Nov 8 06:17:46 UTC 2013

On Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:46:11 -0800
Benjamin Trigona-Harany <bosth at alumni.sfu.ca> wrote:

> 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!

Er, yeah :/  Unless upstream TL puts a fix for that in branch2013,
it probably won't be fixed here - sorry, but I'm not familiar 
enough (or comfortable enough with) texlive code to wade into
that arena and start patching stuff of that nature...

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