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Nelson H. F. Beebe
2018-11-20 22:38:27 UTC
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Recent postings on the tex-live list asked about versions
of TeX (or TeX Live) on certain O/S distributions.

To better answer that, I put together a file that I plan to
maintain that records TeX versions in the many systems in
our software test lab. Here it is:

% cat texlive-versions.txt
This file collects TeX distribution versions for VENDOR-PROVIDED
implementations (independent of the annual TeX Live YYYY releases) for
approximately 200 physical and virtual machines in the software test
lab in the math.utah.edu domain.

The names in the first column are a distribution name and version
number, with dots elided from the latter, so as to obtain a single
token that often suffices as a hostname.

For example,

431 == 4.31
10136 == 10.1.36
mw == Milky Way
rh == RawHide
rr == Rolling Release

With rare parenthesized exceptions, the CPU platform is x86-64 or x86.

In three cases (fedorarh32, void32, void64), the numbers mean instead
the address size in bits (x86 vs x86_64). solaris1032 is 32-bit
Solaris 10 on x86.

The designation n/a (not available) indicates that a TeX package is
not provided by the O/S distribution, or it is available, but package
conflicts prevent its installation, or it needs other software that is
not installed on that particular system.

Alpine Linux, Apple MacOS, DragonFlyBSD, Microsoft Windows, MirBSD,
Minix, and Sun/Oracle Solaris appear to have never had TeX in the
vendor binary package system.

For MacOS, the commercial TeXtures (now defunct) and the free MacTeX
(part of TeX Live), have long supplied TeXware.

For Solaris, the OpenCSW (Community Software) distribution provides
TeXware for SPARC, x86, and x86-64 CPU architectures.

For Windows, there have been several commercial implementations
(MicroTeX, PC-TeX, TurboTeX, Y&Y TeX, ...), as well as free ones
(emTeX, TeTeX, TeX Live, ...).

================================================================================
System and version TeX version
================================================================================
alpine n/a (absent from package system for Alpine 3.4.3 to 3.8)
antix17 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2019/dev/Debian)
archlinux TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2018/Arch Linux)
archlinux(ARM) TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2018/Arch Linux)
bodhi431 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2015/Debian)
bodhi50 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2017/Debian)
centos5 TeX 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.4)
centos5(IA-64) TeX 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.4)
centos6 TeX 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.6)
centos7 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013)
clearos7 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013)
debian6b TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2009/Debian)
debian75 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/Debian)
debian78(SPARC) TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/Debian)
debian711(MIPS) TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/Debian)
debian80 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2015/dev/Debian)
debian8t TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Debian)
debian8u TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2019/dev/Debian)
debian9 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Debian)
debian910 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Debian)
debian10a TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2019/dev/Debian)
devuan10 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Debian)
devuan102 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Debian)
dilos n/a (system down)
dyson TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Debian)
dragonflybsd n/a (absent from package system for DragonFlyBSD 3.8 to 5.2.2)
elementaryos04 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2015/Debian)
fedora21 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2014)
fedora22 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2014)
fedora23 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2014)
fedora24 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/dev)
fedora25 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016)
fedora26 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016)
fedora27 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016)
fedora28 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2017)
fedora29 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2018)
fedorarh TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2018)
fedorarh32 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2017)
freebsd TeX, Version 3.1415 (C version 6.1.2.1)
freebsd103 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
freebsd104 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
freebsd11 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
freebsd111 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
freebsd112d TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
freebsd12 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
gentoo TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
ghostbsd10 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
ghostbsd103 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
ghostbsd11 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
ghostbsd111 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
ghostbsd1810 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
gnewsense40 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/Debian)
gnuinos n/a (package conflicts)
gobolinux015 n/a (package conflicts)
gobolinux1601 n/a (package conflicts)
hardenedbsd11b TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
hardenedbsd12 n/a (package conflicts)
hipster TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/OpenCSW)
hurd TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2019/dev/Debian)
hyperbola021 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Hyperbola)
hyperbolamw TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Hyperbola)
irix(MIPS) TeX, Version 3.1415 (C version 6.1.2.1)
kali1 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/Debian)
kali2b TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2019/dev/Debian)
kfreebsd75 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/Debian)
knoppix7 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2015/Debian)
knoppix771 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Debian)
kubuntu1804 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2017/Debian)
libertybsd59 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2014-OpenBSD_Ports)
libertybsd61 n/a (repository unresponsive)
lubuntu1704 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Debian)
lxle16 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2015/Debian)
macos10136 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2018/MacPorts 2018.47642_7)
mageia5 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Mageia)
mageia51 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Mageia)
mageia6 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Mageia)
mageia6b TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Mageia)
manjaro17 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2018/Arch Linux)
manjaro18 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2018/Arch Linux)
midnightbsd07 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
midnightbsd08 n/a (mport fails to install)
midnightbsd085 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
midnightbsd086 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
midnightbsd10 n/a (mport fails to install)
minix34b n/a
mint183 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2015/Debian)
mint19 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2017/Debian)
mirbsd n/a
mxlinux17 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Debian)
netbsd6 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2016)
netbsd7 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2017)
netbsd702 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2017)
netbsd71 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2017)
netbsd711 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2017)
netbsd712 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2017)
netbsd72 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2018)
netbsd80 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2017)
nomadbsd11 TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
omnios TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/OpenCSW)
omnios-2 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/OpenCSW)
omnios-3 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/OpenCSW)
omnitribblix TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/OpenCSW)
openbsd49 n/a (repository withdrawn)
openbsd5 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2011-OpenBSD_Ports)
openbsd54 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012-OpenBSD_Ports)
openbsd55 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013-OpenBSD_Ports)
openbsd56 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013-OpenBSD_Ports)
openbsd57 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013-OpenBSD_Ports)
openbsd58 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2014-OpenBSD_Ports)
openbsd59 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2014-OpenBSD_Ports)
openbsd60 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2015-OpenBSD_Ports)
openbsd61 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2015-OpenBSD_Ports)
openbsd62 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016-OpenBSD_Ports)
openbsd63 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2017-OpenBSD_Ports)
openbsd64 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2017-OpenBSD_Ports)
openmandriva TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/Mandriva)
openmandrivalx TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/OpenMandriva)
opensuse114 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2010)
opensuse12 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/TeX Live for SUSE Linux)
opensuse13 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/TeX Live for SUSE Linux)
opensuse15 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2017/TeX Live for SUSE Linux)
opensuse42 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/TeX Live for SUSE Linux)
opensuse423 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/TeX Live for SUSE Linux)
opensusetw TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2018/TeX Live for SUSE Linux)
oracle7 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013)
pacbsd TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2015/Pac BSD)
parabola TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2018/Parabola GNU/Linux-libre)
parrot40 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2019/dev/Debian)
pcbsd n/a (repository withdrawn)
pclinuxos TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/PCLinuxOS)
pureos TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2019/dev/Debian)
salix14 TeX 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.4)
salix142 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016 on Slackware (SlackBuilds.org))
salix1421 n/a (repository unresponsive)
scientificlinux6 TeX 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.6)
scientificlinux7 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013)
slackware140 TeX 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.4)
slackware142 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2018 on Slackware)
solaris10(SPARC) TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/OpenCSW)
solaris1032 n/a (OpenCSW distribution not installed on this x86 system)
solaris113 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/OpenCSW)
solaris114 TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/OpenCSW)
solus12 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2018)
tribblix TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/OpenCSW)
trident TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
trisquel80 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2015/Debian)
trueos TeX 3.14159265 (Web2C 2015)
ubuntu TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Debian)
ubuntu15 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2015/Debian)
ubuntu1610 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Debian)
ubuntu16b TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2015/Debian)
ubuntu1704 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Debian)
ubuntu1710 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2017/Debian)
ubuntu1804 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2017/Debian)
ubuntu1810 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2019/dev/Debian)
ubunturr TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2019/dev/Debian)
void32 n/a (package conflicts)
void64 n/a (package conflicts)
xubuntu1804 TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2017/Debian)
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