CTAN Update: texliveonfly

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Thu Oct 6 07:39:26 CEST 2011

On Sun, 2 Oct 2011 submitted an update to the



Summary description: providing MikTeX-like "package downloading on the fly" for TeX Live
License type: gpl

Announcement text: 

texliveonfly.py should now work both on python 2.6+ and 3, and on OS X and 
Linux.  Default compiler is now "pdflatex", to cater to the mainstream user.  
In addition, many new features added:

-User can now set --texlive_bin=LOCATION

-Graphical privilege escalation is now default, and the script will no longer 
escalate unless necessary (i.e. local texlive installs are now viable)

-Now displays output from the compiler, allows the user to interact directly 
with it (e.g. when "-interaction=nonstopmode" is unset), and inherits the exit 

-Now capable of speech-synthesized notifications; turn on using:

  --speech_when="always"/"installing"/"failed"/some combination.

Finally, default options have been placed near the top of the script; feel free 
to modify them as you wish!


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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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