stymied again on port dependent on texlive: lcdf-typetools

Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at
Fri Jun 15 17:47:03 PDT 2012

Disabling variants is done by using the minus sign prefix.

Sudo port whatever -texlive disables the variant.

Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at> wrote:

>On 6/15/12 6:53 PM, Jeremy Lavergne wrote:
>>> I don't understand how that would work: I thought lcdf-typetools
>depends on the libraries and/or binaries of either texlive or the
>Japanese version ptex of TeX.
>> The texlive variant adds the texlive-bin dependency exclusively for
>kpathsea. If you don't use the variant, there is no dependency and
>texlive's kpathsea isn't used.
>>>   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}
>>> }
>Doesn't the portfile line
>   default_variants +texlive
>mean that variant is, in fact, selected by default?
>When I executed lcdf-typetools, I discovered that macports was about to
>install texlive-common. So evidently that variant is selected.
>(i) How would one disable any variant whatsoever?
>(ii) is kpathsea in fact needed to use the lcdf-typetools in order to 
>convert and install a font for use by TeX. (That's my whole purpose in 
>installing lcdf-typetools: to be able to use some OpenType fonts with 
>TeX, by converting them to Type 1 fonts.)
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