[tex-live] TeXLive on Gentoo

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Oct 9 02:53:15 CEST 2007

Alexis Ballier writes:

 > I've been working for a few months on integrating Texlive into Gentoo.
 > I've reached a state where I'm now happy with it and will probably add
 > the packages to the official tree very soon.

As a Gentoo user I'm very glad to hear this.  Thank you very much for
your work!

 > The layout we'll be using is a modular one, like Texlive provides or how
 > it's packaged into Debian. I've been automatically generating ebuilds
 > from lists files, that's not optimal and parsing tpm files would have
 > been better but I've enough information with lists and sed + grep are
 > enough to parse 'em ;) I'll probably have to switch to tlpkg for next
 > releases, but for now imho that's fine.

The main idea of tlpkg is to provide something which is easier to
parse than XML.  Switching to tlpkg makes a lot of sense.  And I don't
know whether you can rely on the list files in the future.  There are
a few things in the repository which are kept for compatibility with
the existing installers.  They might disappear sometime.  But you can
always rely on tlpkg.


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