[oi-dev] texlive package

[email protected] stes at telenet.be
Fri Jan 29 12:07:43 UTC 2021

One of the possible ways to install latex is :

  pkg install texlive  (to get the meta-packages/texlive package)

Then run

  install-tl --profile latex.profile

where latex.profile is the profile for LaTeX.

This has the nice feature that it is possible to make "symbolic links" from the /usr/texlive/2020 directory to /usr/bin.
So that you get the /usr/bin/tex, /usr/bin/latex etc.

Another way could be to use:

  pkg install latex

which is built on the build server by the texlive framework;

The build server can run the TeX installer on the prototype area (as build user).

There still is a pkgmogrify error but the manifest could be more or less OK:


where in the latex directory the texlive.profile is used for the install-tl.

This way it only downloads the required components, in order to get a small latex package.

David Stes

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