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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Problems with passivetex / pdfxmltex

On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 08:51:05AM +0100, Holger Rauch wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Feb 2002, Adam Turoff wrote:
> > I started out with a vanilla teTeX 1.0.7 install,
> > [...]
> I recommend that you use TeXLive instead of the teTeX that comes with
> FreeBSD. It's available from

I understand that TeXLive might be the best TeX distribution out
there today, but I'd really prefer to fix the up-to-date teTeX
installation if at all possible.

From what I gather, it's *mostly* working.  pdflatex is fine, and
in some cases xmltex -> dvipdfm is fine (some tests fail for some
unexplained reason).  The errors I'm seeing appear to be fundemental
(i.e. fotex.xmt isn't loading properly with xmltex.tex).

> This ISO image contains TeX setups for various Unix derivates (including
> FreeBSD) and for Win*. In my opinion, it's got the best setup for TeX
> stuff related to SGML/XML processing.

Ideally, I'd like to solve the problem of upgrading pdftex and
installing passivetex to get the job done.  Once that's complete,
I want to make a couple of ports for the FreeBSD Ports collection
to solve this problem for FreeBSD users who tend to be running
teTeX anyway.  While TeXLive may be better, it's a rather big
download (~270 MB), a snapshot of an ISO filesystem, and quite
unlikey to become a FreeBSD port...

Thanks for your recommendation, and I'm downloading the ISO file at the
moment.  It looks like it'll take 12 hours to download over a modem.  :-S


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