[texworks] TeXWorks package on TLContrib (looking for testers)

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 15:33:15 CEST 2010

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 8:06 AM, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On TLContrib, there is now a binary package for texworks on linux
> 64-bit. It is still experimental, which is why it would be nice
> if some linux 64 people could try to install and test it. To install
> the package, first make sure you have the latest 'texworks' from
> the normal texlive repository:
>  $ tlmgr install texworks
> then, to fetch the binary package, do this:
>  $ tlmgr --repository http://tlcontrib.metatex.org/2010 install
> texworks.x86_64-linux
> After that, it should be possible to run 'texworks' from the
> command line.
> The binary package texworks.x86_64-linux is revision 670, but the local
> manual (which comes from the tl 'texworks' package) is lagging behind
> (it is probably from the 0.2.3 release).
> The package works by including lots of dynamic libraries itself,
> and then pointing the dynamic loader to the directory that contains
> those, instead of relying on locally installed libraries, but there
> are some exceptions. Some of the core libraries from /lib64 are not
> included (I assuming everyone has libc, libm, and libpthreads), and
> neither is the libdl as if that does not match, loading dynamic
> libraries will not work anyway.
> You need a fairly recent linux, I assume (my build system runs
> Best wishes,
> Taco

/usr/local/texlive/2010/tlpkg/texworks/texworks.x86_64-linux: error
while loading shared libraries:
/usr/local/texlive/2010/tlpkg/texworks/x86_64-linux/libSM.so.6: ELF
file OS ABI invalid

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client release 5.5 (Tikanga)   x86_64


Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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