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For some reasons (i.e, openmpi conflicts with lcdf-typetools a b, which is not the main topic here), I need to install texlive of any version without lcdf-typetools. Anyone please shed lights on how to do this? What is the consequence that install texlive without lcdf-typetools?

note: I have found that both texlive2012 and texlive 2014 requires lcdf-typetools

  • What OS are you using? – egreg Nov 23 '14 at 10:18
  • I use gentoo linux, which requires user compiling every single package from source. But this quiestion is independent from OS. e.g., RHEL-based os provides texlive-lcdf-typetools.rpm, which will be problematic if installed in a system with openmpi installed. – Chenming Zhang Nov 23 '14 at 12:24
  • If you are using GNU/Linux, I imagine you should be able to install using upstream's installer. However, (a) I have not tried this, and (b) if there is really a conflict, the conflict will be there - you just won't be told about it. I can't tell from the info in the links what exactly the nature of the conflict is. – cfr Nov 23 '14 at 12:25
  • @cfr Solving the conflict is not the main topic here, I just wish to know if lcdf-typetools can be separated from texlive and what the consequences if lcdf-typetools is not present. – Chenming Zhang Nov 23 '14 at 12:28
  • I can't see how it can possibly be required to use TeX Live. It includes tools which are extremely useful in installing and finding information about fonts. I don't know if XeTeX or LuaTeX needs any of it, though I would be surprised. See ctan.org/pkg/lcdf-typetools. – cfr Nov 23 '14 at 12:35

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