Creating a Chocolatey Package For TexLive

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at
Sat Sep 12 01:14:46 CEST 2020

On 2020-09-11 at 13:37:11 +0200, Zdenek Wagner wrote:

 > The problem in TeX Live is that the programs are not written just
 > in one programming language. I do not mind compiling someone else's
 > programs but I do not have all tools installed so that I am not
 > able to compile the whole TeX Live. I do not like to install tools
 > just for TeX Live compilation if I do not use them for my work,
 > thus I am happy that I can install precompiled binaries even in
 > Linux.

All programs you have to compile are written in C or C++ and there is
no need to install any tools which don't exist already on your system.

If you can compile an abitrary program with

  ./configure && make && make install

you can compile TeX Live as well.  In order to compile Xindy more
effort is required because you have to install a Common Lisp engine.

But I agree with you that the preferred way is to simply install TeX
Live from

I'm also convinced that most users don't need the latest stuff and the
best they can do is to rely on the TeX Live version provided by their
Linux distribution.


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