[Slackbuilds-users] Tex Live 2014 - Update / Part 2

Ivan Zaigralin melikamp at melikamp.com
Thu Jun 19 01:18:44 UTC 2014

It builds great on 14.1 x64. It appears to work, but I cannot test
it very much, since all of my stuff uses mathdeisgn package.
It's a tiny package, and it adds 4 amazing math fonts. (Mmmm, Charter.)

On 06/18/2014 04:46 PM, Robby Workman wrote:
> Okay, I've made some changes to my texmf generation script and in 
> the process scaled back the install texmf quite a bit.  The goal 
> was to get something smaller (yeah, I'm hoping for eventual inclusion
> in Slackware) without removing essential functionality, but as before,
> I can't know that without some extensive testing from you.
> The tarball names have changed, so be sure to sync everything with
> what's currently available (use the rsync link preferably so that
> you don't have to re-download stuff that you already have).
>   rsync://rlworkman.net/rworkman/sources/14.1/texlive-2014/
> biber is also back :-)
> Please test with as many different .tex files you can throw at it.
> Failure reports are appreciated, but even moreso if you can tell
> me what's missing to cause the failure and how important it is to
> be in a distro-provided package.
> My eventual goal, whether this goes into Slackware or not, is to
> have the following packages:
>   texlive (the tetex plus a bit more texmf)
>   texlive-texmf-tetex-docs (docs for the above)
>   texlive-texmf-tetex-src (source for the above, but will probably
>                            not be packaged unless someone gives me
>                            a compelling reason)
>   texlive-texmf-tetex-everythingelse (the name is not set in stone,
>                                       but it gets the point across)
> I *could* even separate out the "texlive" package into a 
> "texlive" package and a "texlive-texmf-tetex" package, but I
> don't really see much need for that.  It would also complicate
> postinstall a bit, but that can be figured out if necessary.
> Anyway, go forth and test and report back.  I may not respond
> (and almost surely won't do any testing/fixing) for a week or
> so; I'm leaving in the morning for Southeast LinuxFest in
> Charlotte, NC.  If you're planning to be there, look me up --
> I'll have beer :-)
> -RW
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