latex packages and ports

Dan Ports dports at
Thu Aug 19 00:07:26 PDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 07:21:14PM -0700, Scott Webster wrote:
> Thanks for doing that.  I think most of the "what port gives me X?"
> questions I've seen recently have been about tex anyway.

Yes, and more often than not the answer is 'texlive-latex-extra'. I've
thought about adding it to the default texlive installation, but that's
probably not a great idea since it's by far the largest texlive port in
download/installation size.

I recently added a note to the texlive metaport pointing out that
additional packages are available. I should put a link to the wiki page
there. That may help some.

(BTW, the information on that page is derived from the contents of
/opt/local/share/doc/texlive -- but those are only available for the
ports already installed, which makes them less useful)


Dan R. K. Ports              MIT CSAIL      

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