[texhax] install-tl via script (was Download errors from ftp://tug.org)

Liviu Ionescu ilg at livius.net
Thu Dec 14 16:38:16 CET 2017

> On 14 Dec 2017, at 16:39, Liviu Ionescu <ilg at livius.net> wrote:
> ... assuming the build will fail with some error message, how can I deduce from it what collection I need to add?

hmmm... the binutils & gcc manuals are not as easy to build. :-(

I got plenty of messages like

[92] [93] [94] [95] [96] [97] [98] [99]
Underfull \hbox (badness 2990) in paragraph at lines 7790--7791
 []@textrm Any sym-bol in any ob-ject file was marked with the
Overfull \hbox (119.0768pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 7856--7856
 []  @texttt [ @ <integer> ] [NONAME] [DATA] [CONSTANT] [PRIVATE] [== <name3>] 
) *[] 
[101] [102] [103] [104]
Underfull \hbox (badness 5652) in paragraph at lines 8081--8084
 []@textrm Linking di-rectly to a dll with-out us-ing an im-port lib will work

Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 8081--8084
 @textrm even when auto-import fea-tures are ex-er-cised, and even when

and, after a while, the build failed with:

Doing pdf in libiberty
texi2pdf /Users/ilg/Work/riscv-none-gcc/riscv-binutils-gdb-7.2.0-1-20171109/libiberty/libiberty.texi
/Users/ilg/opt/homebrew/gme/bin/texi2dvi: texinfo.tex appears to be broken.
This may be due to the environment variable TEX set to something
other than (plain) tex, a corrupt texinfo.tex file, or 
to tex itself simply not working.
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.17 (TeX Live 2016) (preloaded format=etex)
 restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
! I can't find file `texinfo.tex'.
l.1 \input texinfo.tex 
(Press Enter to retry, or Control-D to exit)
Please type another input file name: 
! Emergency stop.
l.1 \input texinfo.tex 
No pages of output.
Transcript written on txiversion.log.
/Users/ilg/opt/homebrew/gme/bin/texi2dvi: quitting.
make[2]: *** [libiberty.pdf] Error 1
make[1]: *** [pdf-libiberty] Error 1
make: *** [do-pdf] Error 2

> If you can point to an example source, I might be able to do the 'detective work' and make a suggestion for which packages to grab.

thank you, but in the binutils/gcc build there are many manuals... :-(

a copy of the libiberty.texi is available from:


> From experience, the number of packages you'll actually have to track down is small-ish. 

I don't know what to say, for me it seems 'mission impossible'...



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