LaTeXML Portfile issues

Mojca Miklavec mojca at
Sun Jul 6 14:44:43 PDT 2014

On Sun, Jul 6, 2014 at 9:09 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Jul 4, 2014, at 6:15 AM, Bruce Miller wrote:
>>  I'd like to draw attention to the ticket
>> where there are a couple of issues to improve
>> the Portfile.
>> Basically, during installation, I'd like to
>> be able to detect whether there is _any_
>> TeX installation available (whether MacPort's
>> own texlive, or MacTeX or _any_ other TeX).
>> This allows LaTeXML to install it's own style
>> files into the TeX distribution.  I attempted
>> to do this by looking for "kpsewhich",
>> but it turns out that the user's $PATH is not
>> visible within port.  Is there any approved
>> way to do this?
> Users who wish to use MacTeX instead of MacPorts TeXlive are expected to install MacTeX manually and add /usr/texbin/bin to binpath in macports.conf.

It's one thing to *find* external TeX distribution. It's another to
*install files* there.

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