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Re: Test release: 5.6.2-test-3

On Sun, Jan 06, 2019 at 10:37:20AM -0600, dana wrote:
> On 6 Jan 2019, at 09:12, Jun T. <takimoto-j@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >Are you having problems while trying to install yodl?
> >Or yodl has been successfully installed but still
> >can't generate PDF?
> I've got yodl — cherry-picked from MacPorts, since Homebrew doesn't have it.
> Building the man/HTML pages with that is no problem once i've got it.
> For the PDF, i needed TeX, which the normal Homebrew repo also doesn't have i
> guess because it's similarly complicated to build on macOS. Homebrew Cask has
> the MacTeX distribution, but the full thing is over 3 GiB, which is silly. I
> found the 'basic' distribution, though, and then i needed to manually install
> the texinfo thing for it, and after all that i thought i'd be OK, but
> apparently TeX needs X11 to generate the PDF for some reason (font stuff, i
> assume).
> On balance, X11 is probably smaller and easier to install than TeX. Still, it
> felt excessive.
> dana


you might want to try MacPorts also for TeX. They split the whole
distribution up into smaller packages:
If you're lucky, texlive-basic is already enough. I think the package
has some hidden X11 dependencies, so if you're really lucky, that's
all you need. If not, there is also the xorg package, which feels
significantly smaller than TeX, but I might be mistaken on that one.

I have both, TeX and X11, installed but stilled failed to build the
entire documentation because roff2ps is missing. So this might not be
the end for you if you want to try it again.


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