Main features of the teTeX distribution:
teTeX-2.0.2: description + notes
- file organisation
TDS(TeX Directory Structure) Standard compliant
- very easy to install and customize (install.sh and texconfig utility)
- LaTeX2e together with lots of extra LaTeX packages
- lots of documentation: more than 130 dvi/ps-files, teTeX manual, FAQs
- support for read-only inputs tree
- run-time configuration files for dvi-drivers and tex and friends.
- many fonts: PostScript fonts, ams, pandora, cm, dc, ec, oldgerman and more. All easily accessible by LaTeX.
- METAPOST included
- Subscribe or post to the discussion list firstname.lastname@example.org. Archived discussions are available by e-mail and online.
- Subscribe or post to the announcement list email@example.com
For simplicity this package is built using the socksified
- web2c: tex, mf, bibtex, gftopk, mp, ...
- dvi drivers: xdvi, dvips, dvilj, dvilj2p, dvilj4, dvilj4l
- scripts: dvi2fax, dvihp, ps2frag (perl), fontimport, fontexport, texconfig, allneeded, allcm, alldc, ...
- others: makeindex, kpsetool, gsftopk, ps2pk, afm2tfm, ...
- texinfo is sometimes bundled with
teTeX, but is only available as a separate package in the SGI Freeware distribution.
libwwwlibraries. If you don't use a socks proxy server replace the contents of
noproxy - - -". That will instruct the socks client libraries to attempt direct connections to all hosts.
Configuring teTeXAfter installing
teTeXyou should run texconfig to set the defaults for hyphenation, paper size, print command, metafont mode, etc. For example, if you are not using A4 format paper you can make "
lettersize" the default by executing the following as
root:texconfig dvips paper letter texconfig xdvi us
Generating fonts with a batch jobAfter you have configured the resolution for the previewer and printers, you might want to generate some bitmap fonts in a batch job. There are scripts like allneeded(1), allcm(1) and allec(1) which can generate the fonts that most users need. For details, have a look at the teTeX documentation that can be found viatexdoc TETEXDOCor the teTeX-FAQ:texconfig faq
Setting up an area for automatic font generationNow, after optionally generating a large set of standard fonts, you might want to set up an area where other users can put automatically generated fonts. If you don't mind that every use puts automatically generated fonts into the main system tree, just make the main tree writable for that. It can be done by the command:texconfig font rw
If you want the global tree to be read-only (this is the default), just dotexconfig font ro
You should set up a varfonts area and enable the varfonts feature in that case (replace the string "
/some/varfonts/area" with the name of the directory where all the generated fonts should go):texconfig font vardir /some/varfonts/area texconfig font options appendonlydir varfonts
To auto-install this package, go back and click on the respective install icon.