Downloaded TeXLives DVD ISO and I'm nearing the end of a full install scheme to /usr/Programs/texlive/2007.
I dunno if it will work, even if I could get it to work in PBI format I'm not sure if I'd want to upload the mother but hey, it's a shot !
So far all of the libs needed by the freebsd binaries seem to be found installed, that's good.. The system is so freaking huge I'd probably need an army of TeX masters just to write unit tests to find out what works and doesn't.
So far most of the bulk seems to be the omni-lingual nature
I expect that it will work as far as the tests outlighted in the TeXLive guide, probably build the various TeX documents I've got.. My Vi-User-HOWTO, my novel, new [SAS] Trooper Tryout SOP, a few sections of the SOP Rewrites, etc.
I also have a porting doc handy about the OpenBSD port written by the guy that seems to have done most of the work on OpenBSD.
First, I'll try a PBI but I expect short of stripping it down to English only files or maybe even the big 6 that it'll be to huge to move around easy. I want to see how I can compact this because there is about 1.1GB of files installed right now out of the 1.7GB of ISO which I unzipped from a 935MB Archive :-). Any way you slice it that is pretty freaking big to PBI... be it build, upload, or download lol.
If I can, I'd like to try a port for FreeBSD but assuming even the install I just did _works_, I'm not sure if I would like the best way of installing it from ports... We'll see what happens.
Depending on how work'n or broke'n it is I suppose depends on how a port would work out.
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indicate menu items <=== ===> for commands or configurable options <=== TeX Live can be used on multiple systems as a separate subdirectory is used for each installed binary package in /usr/Programs/texlive/2007/bin. Preparing list of files to be installed... Intel x86 with FreeBSD Essential programs and files Extra BibTeX styles TeX auxiliary programs ConTeXt format Base documentation Bulgarian documentation Chinese documentation Czechslovak documentation Dutch documentation English documentation Finnish documentation French documentation German documentation Greek documentation Italian documentation Japanese documentation Korean documentation Mongolian documentation Polish documentation Portuguese documentation Russian documentation Spanish documentation Thai documentation Turkish documentation Ukrainian documentation Vietnamese documentation TeX font-related programs Extra fonts Recommended fonts Extra formats Games typesetting (chess, etc) Miscellaneous extra generic macros Miscellaneous generic macros Graphics tools HTML/SGML/XML support LaTeX support for the humanities Basic LaTeX packages LaTeX3 packages LaTeX supplementary packages LaTeX recommended packages Advanced math typesetting MetaPost (and Metafont) drawing packages Music typesetting Omega Packages for drawings graphics Plain TeX supplementary packages PSTricks packages PostScript and Truetype utilities Support for publishers Typesetting for natural and computer sciences GNU Texinfo TrueType font manipulation XeTeX macros African scripts Arabic Armenian Chinese, Japanese, Korean Croatian Cyrillic Czech/Slovak Danish Dutch Finnish French German Greek typesetting Hebrew Hungarian Indic Italian Latin Manju Mongolian Norwegian Other hyphenation files Polish Portuguese Spanish Swedish Tibetan UK English Vietnamese Now copying selected files PKGONLY collection-basic collection-bibtexextra collection-binextra collection-context collection-documentation-base collection-documentation-bulgarian collection-documentation-chinese collection-documentation-czechslovak collection-documentation-dutch collection-documentation-english collection-documentation-finnish collection-documentation-french collection-documentation-german collection-documentation-greek collection-documentation-italian collection-documentation-japanese collection-documentation-korean collection-documentation-mongolian collection-documentation-polish collection-documentation-portuguese collection-documentation-russian collection-documentation-spanish collection-documentation-thai collection-documentation-turkish collection-documentation-ukrainian collection-documentation-vietnamese collection-fontbin collection-fontsextra collection-fontsrecommended collection-formatsextra collection-games collection-genericextra collection-genericrecommended collection-graphicstools collection-htmlxml collection-humanities collection-langafrican collection-langarab collection-langarmenian collection-langcjk collection-langcroatian collection-langcyrillic collection-langczechslovak collection-langdanish collection-langdutch collection-langfinnish collection-langfrench collection-langgerman collection-langgreek collection-langhebrew collection-langhungarian collection-langindic collection-langitalian collection-langlatin collection-langmanju collection-langmongolian collection-langnorwegian collection-langother collection-langpolish collection-langportuguese collection-langspanish collection-langswedish collection-langtibetan collection-langukenglish collection-langvietnamese collection-latex collection-latex3 collection-latexextra collection-latexrecommended collection-mathextra collection-metapost collection-music collection-omega collection-pictures collection-plainextra collection-pstricks collection-psutils collection-publishers collection-science collection-texinfo collection-ttfutils collection-xetex Done copying. Testing for /usr/Programs/texlive/2007/bin/i386-freebsd/texconfig.... Making language.dat in /usr/Programs/texlive/2007/texmf-var/tex/generic/config from your language selections... Updating filename database with mktexlsr... mktexlsr: Updating /usr/Programs/texlive/2007/texmf/ls-R... mktexlsr: Updating /usr/Programs/texlive/2007/texmf-dist/ls-R... mktexlsr: Updating /usr/Programs/texlive/2007/texmf-local/ls-R... mktexlsr: Updating /usr/Programs/texlive/2007/texmf-var/ls-R... mktexlsr: Done. Doing post-install jobs from the packages... ... snip ... Making map files for dvips, pdftex, dvipdfm with updmap... Re-updating filename database with mktexlsr... mktexlsr: Updating /usr/Programs/texlive/2007/texmf/ls-R... mktexlsr: Updating /usr/Programs/texlive/2007/texmf-dist/ls-R... mktexlsr: Updating /usr/Programs/texlive/2007/texmf-local/ls-R... mktexlsr: Updating /usr/Programs/texlive/2007/texmf-var/ls-R... mktexlsr: Done. ========================= Installation is finished. (Wed Mar 26 03:43:06 EDT 2008) Formats will be built for each user as needed. If you wish to install all formats at once, for everyone on your system, run fmtutil-sys --all. For future global configuration, edit files in /usr/Programs/texlive/2007/texmf-var (or run texconfig or texconfig-sys). Add /usr/Programs/texlive/2007/texmf/doc/man to MANPATH. Add /usr/Programs/texlive/2007/texmf/doc/info to INFOPATH. Most importantly, add /usr/Programs/texlive/2007/bin/i386-freebsd to your PATH for current and future sessions. See ./index.html for links to documentation. The TeX Live web site (http://tug.org/texlive/) contains any updates and corrections. TeX Live is a joint project of the TeX user groups around the world; please consider supporting it by joining the group best for you. The list of groups is available on the web at http://tug.org/usergroups.html. Welcome to TeX Live!
Cross ya fingers and hang on for a wild ride... 'cuz here we go baby.