TeXLive distribution and macports

Christopher Jones jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Sun Sep 9 15:23:58 UTC 2018


Then I am not sure what you intention here is.

Note that MacPorts has a policy of not using external libraries, as far as possible (apart from obvious system ones) so if you aim is to have a port that basically allows something externally externally to pretend to be something MacPorts provides, then no this is strictly not allowed. See for instance

https://trac.macports.org/wiki/FAQ#ownlibs <https://trac.macports.org/wiki/FAQ#ownlibs>

its the same deal as why we do not support using anything installed outside of MacPorts, from /usr/local

cheers Chris

> On 9 Sep 2018, at 3:46 pm, Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu.org> wrote:
>> If I understand what you are asking correctly, you are asking how to
>> setup a port that does nothing other than depend on other ports, so
>> installing it drags in all the dependencies, in one go?
> No, I want the opposite.  For example, I want to create a replacement
> for `texlive-basic' that does nothing except fulfilling the
> dependency.  This is, after installing this dummy `texlive-basic',
> `port' shall believe that `texlive-basic' is indeed installed.
> Ditto for all other `texlive-*' ports.  Ideally, I would like to have
> all this stuff in a single file, to be automatically created from the
> actual list of `texlive-*' ports as in texlive-dummy-opensuse,
> cf. https://github.com/rolfn/texlive-dummy-opensuse/blob/ba0bc1e2f866c379f750046439b6f4e40725805f/Makefile#L61
> and following lines.
>> If so we have plenty of these in MacPorts.  [...]
> Thanks; I've already seen such meta-packages.  One of them is actually
> `texlive' itself :-)
>    Werner

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