tailoring installs?

Scott Webster sewebster at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 15:39:00 PDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 3:30 PM, Dushan Mitrovich <dushanm at spinn.net> wrote:
> Just had an idea I'd like to bounce off:  If I'd seen ahead of time that
> 'gri' had a heavy dependence on 'texlive', and then first installed the
> 'basic' variant of texlive, would installing 'gri' then accept that and
> not try to expand the 'texlive' installation, or overwrite it?

I'm guessing it would have worked.  One issue with macports is the
inability to have dependencies on specific variants, so I'm fairly
confident that macports would have been happy to attempt to install
gri with texlive at basic.  Whether or not it would succeed would depend
on whether the basic variant had everything that it actually needed to

Looking at the available variants is something that you should do if
you are interested in customizing your install like this, so you're on
the right track I think.


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