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Last change on this file since f594857 was f594857, checked in by Ken Moffat <ken@…>, 6 years ago

Texlive-2015. Looking at what I've done in the past in texlive, I'm sure there are probably still errors - if anybody has the time, disk space, inclination, and perhaps their own tex file(s), to review the from source instructions I would appreciate it. My own (lastex, minimal context) test files are in my directory on higgs.

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE chapter PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
13<chapter id="pst-typesetting">
14 <?dbhtml filename="typesetting.html"?>
16 <title>Typesetting</title>
18 <para>This chapter includes <application>texlive</application> applications that
19 create output equivalent to typesetting.</para>
21 <para>There are two alternative routes through this chapter:</para>
23 <para>Some people may wish to use the binary installer, either because of the
24 complexity of installing all of <application>texlive</application> from
25 source, or because they only want a part of the package, or perhaps because
26 they wish to get updates as soon as those are available (the source is only
27 updated annually, but the binaries and associated tex and sty files are updated
28 for approximately 10 months). These people should begin at <xref
29 linkend="tex-path"/> and then follow the <xref linkend="tl-installer"/>
30 instructions,. After installing, they can run
31 <command>tlmgr</command> to update their system.</para>
33 <para>Most people reading BLFS will wish to build from source. BLFS used to
34 start by installing <application>install-tl-unx</application> and then use that
35 to bootstrap the build. Nowadays, we build almost the whole of
36 <application>texlive</application> <emphasis>without</emphasis> a binary install,
37 by adding the separately-packaged texmf files into this build. For this, begin
38 at <xref linkend="tex-path"/> then go to <xref linkend="texlive"/> which will
39 install most of
40 <application>texlive</application>, together with <emphasis>all</emphasis> of the
41 supporting files. This almost-complete install can then be used to build the
42 remaining parts of <application>texlive</application>: <xref
43 linkend="asymptote"/>, <xref linkend="biber"/> and <xref linkend="xindy"/>.
44 </para>
46 <para>Because the texmf files (including documentation, fonts, scripts and
47 supporting files) are all in one tarball, it is not practical to limit what
48 gets extracted in a sensible way (you could exclude one or other of the
49 typesetting engines, not its many supporting files) when building from source
50 in this manner.</para>
52 <para>In either case, BLFS installs into
53 <filename class="directory">/opt/texlive/&texlive-year;</filename>.</para>
55 <para>Also, please note that texlive is released annually, and updating from the
56 previous year to the current year is no longer supported. If for some reason
57 you wish to keep versions for multiple years, for most things you can mount the
58 old or new system at /opt/texlive and fix up your PATH as necessary. However
59 doing that will not preserve any changes in <filename
60 class="directory">texmf-local</filename> and if you build from source and try to
61 run a newer version of <application>biber</application> with an older version of
62 <application>biblatex</application> it is unlikely to work.</para>
64 <xi:include xmlns:xi="" href="tex-path.xml"/>
65 <xi:include xmlns:xi="" href="tl-installer.xml"/>
66 <xi:include xmlns:xi="" href="texlive.xml"/>
67 <xi:include xmlns:xi="" href="asymptote.xml"/>
68 <xi:include xmlns:xi="" href="biber.xml"/>
69 <xi:include xmlns:xi="" href="xindy.xml"/>
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