[tex-live] scripts - remaining problems

Gerben Wierda sherlock@rna.nl
Thu, 25 Apr 2002 13:44:25 +0200

On Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 01:06 , Gerben Wierda wrote:

> On Saturday, April 20, 2002, at 01:31 , Vladimir Volovich wrote:
>> still this:
>> powerpc-darwin5.3/settcshtexpath:#!/usr/bin/perl
>> what is settcshtexpath? where does it come from? (seems to be absent
>> in source dir).
> It is part of my TeX distribution on Mac OS X, which has a unix 
> foundation, but is Mac-ish on top. You will also find altpdftex, which 
> is used by Mac OS X front ends if they want to use tex+dvips+distiller 
> instead of pdfTeX.
> My distribution is intended for complete no-unix-users. Running one of 
> my installers will automatically set PATH stuff system wide. However, 
> these are regularly overwritten when Mac OS X is updated. To prevent 
> people having to do much unix-y stuff, this script exists. Otherwise, 
> after every system update, they might have to reinstall TeX, just to 
> get the PATH & MANPATH back.
> To answer your other question:
>> the only things left are a few missing binaries files for some
>> architectures:
>> powerpc-darwin5.3:
>>   bg5conv cef5conv cefconv cefsconv epsffit extconv hbf2gf oxdvi
>>   oxdvi.bin psbook psnup psresize psselect pstops sjisconv ttf2pk
>>   ttf2tfm xdvi xdvi.bin
> This probably has to do with the fact that on Mac OS X, you do not have 
> X11 by default and I configure with --without-x. That means that 
> several parts of TeX Live are not compiled on my system and not 
> installed. However several names surprise me, like psnup and friends, 
> because where do they come from in TeX Live (pure (Adobe?) postscript 
> tools). Some of the others, like ttf2pk and ttf2tfm, I would like to 
> have too, but they are not produced on my system by the standard TeX 
> Live distribution without X11 suppor

To be precise: I configure

./configure --datadir=/usr/local/teTeX/share --enable-multiplatform 
--without-x11 --prefix=/usr/local/teTeX

in source or source.development. With that command, the whole freetype 
stuff is skipped. I just tried configuring, and though it seems to work 
and compile, not everything is created and the installation location is 
also not set correctly. I also see some "No support for NLS requested". 
So it is not just a matter of configure & install on Mac OS X yet.

a. Shouldn't the configure command above also configure the freetype