[MacPorts] #47972: LaTeXML: texlive-related improvements

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Fri Jun 5 22:27:06 PDT 2015

#47972: LaTeXML: texlive-related improvements
  Reporter:  mojca@…      |      Owner:  bruce.miller@…
      Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  Normal       |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports        |    Version:
Resolution:               |   Keywords:
      Port:  LaTeXML      |

Comment (by larryv@…):

 Replying to [comment:4 mojca@…]:
 > Replying to [comment:3 bruce.miller@…]:
 > >
 > > I think texlive-basic is too low; you'd really want latex or not
 > > bother installing tex at all.
 > OK. But for the buildbot I still see no reason to bother with
 > installing LaTeX first.

 I’m not familiar with what LaTeXML does, but if it’s not really useful
 without LaTeX (which its name sure suggests), then LaTeX should be a

 Remember that we don’t have recommended dependencies or anything, so ports
 should declare a sane and useful set of dependencies. Providing LaTeXML
 but requiring the end user to manually install LaTeX does not sound sane
 at all.

 > (I would actually try if one could install the file without any tex
 > being present at all. That would speed up the build on the buildbot
 > a lot.)

 We should not do what is convenient for the Buildbot infrastructure. We
 should do what is best for users.

 (Half the point of using Buildbot at all is to shift long builds from
 users’ machines to the buildslaves.)

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/47972#comment:5>
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