[OS X TeX] Single-stepping through TeX
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sat Nov 19 10:48:25 CET 2011
Am 19.11.2011 um 02:37 schrieb Doug McKenna:
> But there is no sub-directory named "texk" in the
> ./texlive/2010/..." tree on my installation. Nor is there one on the
> 2011 CD I have. Nor is there a "tex.ch" file on the 2011 CD, except
> going back quite a long time, to version 3.141.
You "just" need the sources... TeX Live has only the package sources.
If you don't find on CTAN the TeX sources and nobody else can tell you where to easily download them I can again recommend Fink and MacPorts: they allow to fetch/download TeX source archives. I know of this: ftp://tug.org/texlive. The Source subdirectory provides the complete TeX Live 2011 sources, the historic subdirectory allows you to access TeX Live sources from some particular year. These archives give you the option to untar the sources onto disk and then build TeX. Building starts with invocation of some configure script in some top level directory I don't remember... "./configure --help" gives you a list of configure options. Configure visits lots of subdirectories and invokes configure there. Hours later actual compilation will start. Hours (or days) later it will have finished. I think that the binaries are kind of (pre-)installed, together in one directory inside this TeX sources branch. You can launch them and they will work like an installed TeX Live binary (and you don't need to invoke 'sudo make install' and overwrite your TeX Live installation). It might be useful to set PATH to use for your debug sessions only the self-compiled binaries with extensive debug information compiled in due to configure settings.
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