Updated: TeX Live 2014

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Tue Jul 1 23:46:00 GMT 2014

Cygwin's TeX Live packages have been updated to the latest upstream 
release, TeX Live 2014.

TeX Live provides a comprehensive, cross-platform TeX system.  It 
includes all the major TeX-related programs, macro packages, and fonts 
that are free software, including support for many languages around the 
world.  For more information, see


The TeX Live executables and supporting libraries are contained in the 
following Cygwin packages:

*** texlive-20140523-1

*** libkpathsea6-20140523-1
*** libkpathsea-devel-20140523-1

libkpathsea is a TeX file and path search library.

*** libptexenc1-20140523-1
*** libptexenc-devel-20140523-1

libptexenc is a TeX Unicode encoding library.

*** asymptote-2.32-1

Asymptote is a powerful descriptive vector graphics language for 
technical drawing, inspired by MetaPost but with an improved C++-like 
syntax.  Asymptote provides for figures the same high-quality 
typesetting that LaTeX does for scientific text.

In addition, upstream TeX Live provides thousands of "packages", grouped 
into "collections".  There is a Cygwin package for each upstream 
collection; there are also Cygwin packages containing documentation for 
some of the collections.

*** texlive-collection-basic-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-basic-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-bibtexextra-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-bibtexextra-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-binextra-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-binextra-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-context-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-context-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-fontsextra-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-fontsextra-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-fontsrecommended-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-fontsrecommended-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-fontutils-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-fontutils-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-formatsextra-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-games-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-genericextra-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-genericextra-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-genericrecommended-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-genericrecommended-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-htmlxml-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-humanities-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-humanities-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langafrican-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langarabic-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langchinese-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langcjk-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langcyrillic-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langczechslovak-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langenglish-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langeuropean-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langfrench-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langgerman-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langgreek-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langindic-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langitalian-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langjapanese-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langkorean-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langother-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langpolish-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langportuguese-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-langspanish-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-latex-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-latex-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-latexextra-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-latexextra-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-latexrecommended-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-latexrecommended-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-luatex-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-luatex-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-mathextra-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-mathextra-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-metapost-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-metapost-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-music-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-music-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-omega-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-pictures-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-pictures-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-plainextra-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-pstricks-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-pstricks-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-publishers-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-publishers-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-science-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-science-doc-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-xetex-20140523-1
*** texlive-collection-xetex-doc-20140523-1

Most people do not need the full TeX Live installation, which is huge 
and can take hours to install.  If you're not sure what you need, here 
are some possible ways to start:

Minimal: Install texlive and its dependencies.  This provides plain TeX 
but not LaTeX.

Small: Install texlive-collection-latex and its dependencies.  This is a 
minimal installation with LaTeX.

Standard: Install texlive-collection-latexrecommended and its 
dependencies.  This provides the most commonly used non-graphics LaTeX 
packages.  Install texlive-collection-pictures if you want the standard 
graphics packages too.

If you find you need more, consider installing the following packages:

* texlive-collection-bibtexextra
* texlive-collection-binextra
* texlive-collection-fontsextra
* texlive-collection-formatsextra
* texlive-collection-genericextra
* texlive-collection-latexextra
* texlive-collection-mathextra

Postinstall scripts
Many of the texlive-collection-* packages have time-consuming 
postinstall scripts, especially if they have to install fonts or 
formats.  Please be patient, and don't assume that the scripts or setup 
have hung.

Because of a change in fontconfig-2.11.1-1, applications like XeTeX that 
use fontconfig may not be able to find some of the fonts distributed 
with TeX Live.  See


As a workaround until this is fixed, edit the file /etc/fonts/fonts.conf 
and add the following three lines to the "Font directory list" section:


CJK collections
The langchinese, langjapanese, and langkorean collections are new with 
TeX Live 2014; they contain most of what used to be in langcjk.  If you 
need one or more of these new collections, you will need to choose them 
explicitly when you run setup.

If you have previously installed texlive-collection-langcjk, then 
/etc/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg probably contains some lines involving Kanji 
font maps that won't be treated properly by the 
texlive-collection-langcjk preremove script.  I recommend that you 
simply remove all lines containing the string "KanjiMap" from that file 
before updating your TeX Live installation.

Nothing bad will happen if you don't do this, but the postinstall 
scripts will generate lots of spurious error messages.  You can always 
delete those lines later if you don't have a need for Kanji fonts.  If 
you do want to use Kanji fonts, install texlive-collection-langjapanese, 
whose postinstall/preremove scripts should deal properly with Kanji font 
maps from now on.

New formats
TeX Live 2014 has introduced several new formats.  To accommodate these, 
the postinstall scripts will recreate the file 
/etc/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf.  Barring a mistake on my part, this should 
not cause any problem unless you have introduced custom formats.  In 
that case, you will have to recreate those formats; your previous 
fmtutil.cnf will be renamed as fmtutil.cnf.bak to help you do that.

Ken Brown
Cygwin's TeX Live maintainer

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