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Re: texinfo

On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 7:08 PM jdh <dhenman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> texi2pdf and texi2dvi which are in the texinfo debian package require a
> 'tex' binary program to run.
> I'd prefer to not have to install all of texlive just to get it.
> Is there any tex binary in the standalone lmtx system?
> If not are there any recommendations to install it?

Regrettably, you need a bunch of the things that will be in texlive in
order to use it.

Tex, but no macro collections?  Oops, no good.

Tex, but no font definitions?  Oops, no good.

I expect the list of "Tex, but no <foo>?  Oops, no good" items continues
from there.  Macro collections and fonts leap to mind immediately, but I'm
sure that's not all :-(

There may be something smaller than texlive; it looks like MiKTeX might be
a possibility.
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