[PC-BSD Pbi-dev] Pbi-dev Digest, Vol 43, Issue 9

Sam Lin semin2006 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 01:25:34 PDT 2010

Hi Ken,

Are you saying that PBI Creator is using an old version of the Qt
libraries? I wonder where those different versions of the Qt libraries
come from since I only use PBI but haven't used ports to install any
application on my current laptop...

As for LaTeX, it seems that the one on PC-BSD is teTeX, a LaTeX
distribution widely used for many Unix-like systems including FreeBSD
but at the same time is no longer actively maintained
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetex) and it has longtime been
suggested to supersede teTeX with TeXLive. I know LaTeX is by nature a
command-line program (I have done my thesis on LaTeX). Since teTeX is
already on PC-BSD perhaps TeXLive is currently not that urgent (...

Kile is not really a GUI LaTeX program; LyX would be closer to (but is
not exactly) WYSIWYG, but I prefer use it under Emacs or "AUCTeX",
which I will build its PBI one day. In the long run I will build a
"meta-PBI" that includes Emacs, AUCTeX, R and ESS (something like


> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:20:17 -0400
> From: Ken Moore <ken at pcbsd.org>
> To: pbi-dev at lists.pcbsd.org
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Pbi-dev] PBI Creator incompatible?
> Sam,
> I am not sure about the error, but it appears that it is trying to use
> two different versions of the qt libraries. Perhaps the "port" is using
> an old version?
> As for LaTeX, it is available on PCBSD right now. Once you have your
> .tex file, you can just use the "latex (filename).tex" to compile it
> into the .dvi). This is all from the command line right now, so I agree
> that it would be nice to get a GUI LaTeX program eventually (I think
> Kile is one, but it won't actually compile the code or something right
> now: I will look into it a little bit)
> I hope this helps with your urgent need of LaTeX.
> --
> ~~ Ken Moore ~~
> PC-BSD/IXsystems
> (ken at pcbsd.org)

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