stymied again on port dependent on texlive: lcdf-typetools

Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at
Fri Jun 15 15:40:39 PDT 2012

I want to install the port of lcdf-typetools. It depends on 
texlive-bin. And texlive-bin in turn depends on texlive-common.

I do _not_ want to use macports to install any components of texlive 
whatsoever, as I already have a complete, working installation of 
texlive on my OS X Mac via the MacTeX 2011 distribution.

Two questions:

(1) Exactly what do I need to change in the lcdf-typetools portfile to 
delete the dependency?  The relevant portion is:

   default_variants +texlive

   variant texlive conflicts ptex description {Link against TeXLive's
                                               libkpathsea} {
     depends_lib-append port:texlive-bin
     configure.args-delete --without-kpathsea
     configure.args-append --with-kpathsea=${prefix}

Do I merely delete the line "depends_lib-append..."? And then what do 
the following two lines there do?

(2) What, exactly, if anything, do I need to do, if anything, to tell 
macports, in macports.conf, where my installation of texlive is?

My $PATH already includes the location of texlive binaries, namely:


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