texlive-basic update broken

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Aug 10 07:10:24 PDT 2011

On Aug 10, 2011, at 04:48, Mojca Miklavec wrote:

> If MacPorts still works on Tiger and
> Panther (I think it does), so do its TeX Live packages in contrast to
> MacTeX.

MacPorts base works on Tiger and newer. MacPorts 1.8.0 and up do not compile on Panther anymore, and this was not thought to be a big problem, since Panther was already 6 years old at the time.

Officially, we support the current Mac OS X release and the preceding one—currently Lion and Snow Leopard. That means support for Leopard and earlier are waning. If we can keep things working on those older operating systems that's great, but fewer and fewer maintainers and developers have machines running those older operating systems anymore, so things are bound to start breaking.

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