TeX (texlive) port status?

Maximilian Nickel mnick at macports.org
Fri Sep 4 03:48:02 PDT 2009

On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 11:04 AM, Emmanuel Hainry<milosh at macports.org> wrote:
> The texlive port is orphaned (has no maintainer) so anybody interested
> in updating it can adopt it.

The problem here is, that the old texlive_* ports followed the OpenBSD
layout and had the distinction between texlive_texmf-minimal and
-full. Unfortunatly since the 2008 release there are no -minimal/-full
tarballs anymore, just one big texmf tarball.
It seems unreasonable to me to fetch 890+MB and then just copy some
part of it into destroot, as it would be the case for texmf-minimal.
The options i see are

1) stick with current distinction, fetch whole distribution and just
copy the parts into destroot that are needed
2) stick with current distinction and provide -minimal/-full tarballs
3) drop -minmal and rename -full to texlive_texm


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