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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] New packages: texlive-20110705-1, texlive-collection-*-20120202-1, libkpathsea{6,-devel}-20110705-1, libptexenc{1,-devel}-20110705-1, asymptote-2.15-1

On Fri, 2012-03-02 at 14:12 -0500, Ryan Johnson wrote:
> Could you comment on how (if) the cygwin version differs from a manual 
> install of tex live

* the texlive* packages use system-installed dependencies instead of the
bundled versions

* libkpathsea and libptexenc are shared libraries instead of static

* TeX modules are grouped solely by collections (75 in total); upstream
modules cannot be installed individually (there are over 3000, way too
many to reasonably handle)

None of these should affect actual operation, provided you have
installed the collection(s) which you need.

* and of course:

> and how cygwin's packaging/versioning interacts with tlmgr?

It does not use or provide tlmgr; setup.exe is the only distro-supported
way to un/install texlive packages.

> I ask because tex live is not exactly a small download (~800MB), and I 
> wouldn't want to lose all the extras I've brought in since then...

Each individual TeX Live package should be a member of one (and only
one) collection.  It's just a matter of selecting the collection(s) you
need.  Package contents can be searched at
or with `cygcheck -p'.


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