[tex-live] Building texlive 2007 on FreeBSD 7.0 AMD64

Randy Au agilis at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 20:49:44 CET 2008

>>   TEXMF="/home/agilis/texlive-branch/branch2007/Master/"
>>   TEXMFCNF="/home/agilis/texlive-branch/branch2007/Master/texmf/web2c"
>>   PATH="/home/agilis/texlive-branch/branch2007/Master/bin/x86_64-freebsd8:...."
>Many bug reports are sent due to incorrect environment variable
>settings.  So as an experiment, can you try without the TEXMF and
>TEXMFCNF variables?

I finally had time to get X installed and build things happily so I
could test this, without texmf/texmfcnf and just PATH set, I've built
a file I was working on cleanly. I guess I tried adding the TEXMF
things before I realized I needed to set PATH properly and stopped
messing with things once stuff started working.

>If you (or anyone) can improve pdfopen's configure to bail out with a
>useful error message when X is not present, that would be helpful.

Since I don't know up from down about make/config and all that jazz I
won't be able to do this until I learn, which will take quite a bit of
time I imagine. If someone who knows more than 0 about this sort of
thing felt like jumping in, that'd be great. For now, I'll just use it
as motivation to slowly learn things.


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