Well, started about 0020 or some thing, now 0330 and I’ve got about 1GB of files installed…

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.

 ===================> TeX Live installation procedure <==================

===> Note: Letters/digits in 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
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
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
Chinese, Japanese, Korean
Greek typesetting
Other hyphenation files
UK English

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.

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The list of groups is available on the web at

Welcome to TeX Live!

Cross ya fingers and hang on for a wild ride… ‘cuz here we go baby.