[oi-dev] texlive package
stes at telenet.be
Fri Jan 29 07:51:43 UTC 2021
I don't question the need to use IPS to deliver binaries;
install-tl and TLMGR although they are in some sense a competing package manager,
they are not necessarily a bad thing and 'competitor' to IPS.
The reason why I packaged install-tl is to produce a LaTeX IPS package.
So that I can do a simple : pkg install latex to get the basic binaries that are needed.
The choices that install-tl offers are:
a [ ] full scheme (everything)
b [ ] medium scheme (small + more packages and languages)
c [ ] small scheme (basic + xetex, metapost, a few languages)
d [ ] basic scheme (plain and latex)
e [X] minimal scheme (plain only)
f [ ] ConTeXt scheme
g [ ] GUST TeX Live scheme
h [ ] infrastructure-only scheme (no TeX at all)
i [ ] teTeX scheme (more than medium, but nowhere near full)
j [ ] custom selection of collections
install-tl could be used to fetch the sources.
Instead of building from a downloaded tarball,
install-tl can use as input a install-tl profile file (for a given choice).
Based on the minimal scheme, a package "tex" can be created.
Based on a basic profile, a package "latex" can be created.
Then for other historical distributions such as "tetex" the same thing.
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