[tex-live] [NTG-context] ConTeXt on FreBSD (was: missing *8t.tfm files)

Edd Barrett vext01 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 14:38:14 CEST 2007


We appear to be cross posting here guys. I don't know how it is in the
TeX community, but some people get very upset by this. Is this

> Surprise: This has already been done. Linux does it, OpenBSD does it.
> Again: Study the OpenBSD port.

Yes, I did have to split it down, so that the minimal "tetex like"
distribution could go on the OpenBSD cdrom. There is a python script
which can help split TL down and also a large document describing how
TeXLive can be ported to OpenBSD, which I wrote because I knew the
other BSD's could benefit from my findings.

Also a company has sponsored the OpenBSD port and I have some more
recent sparc64 hardware on it's way, meaning that I should be able to
test some more recent TL snapshots on sparc64 ready for the 2008
release, hopefully minimising portlag.

Unfortunately I am stuck in a rut with tl2007. An annoying bug
regarding updmap-sys creating dvi maps instead of pdftex maps when
TEXMFSYSVAR is not merged with TEXMFMAIN. If anyone on either lists
knows how this could happen or is willing to help look into it, pease
drop me a mail (I can make qemu images of an OpenBSD dev snapshot with
these symptoms). I have a patch to try, but I don't think it is
related, so I think I am stuck.


Best Regards



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