How to discover what TeXLive ports I need

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Fri May 20 03:45:36 PDT 2016

On May 19, 2016, at 5:02 AM, Rainer Müller <raimue at> wrote:

> On 2016-05-19 12:06, list_email at wrote:
>> That's it. Is there some way to figure out what ports I need to add
>> to get specific functionality? Or will I have to bite the bullet and
>> do sudo port install texlive +full which warns "Full installation
>> scheme (very large!)".
> There is an index listing which LaTeX packages are in which MacPorts ports:

Wow. No wonder the size of my /opt/local went from 13.8 GB to 19.1 GB when I did the full installation of texlive from what I think was the basic version!

Is the best way to get rid of individual ports just to do port uninstall <someport>?

Thanks to everybody for thinking about this.

> Where should we add this to make it easier to find? Port descriptions?
> Rainer

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