[luatex] Building LuaTeX.

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 09:07:38 CEST 2010

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 8:51 AM, Paul Isambert <zappathustra at free.fr> wrote:
>  Le 27/09/2010 14:37, Paweł Jackowski a écrit :
>> Hello,
>> > On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 7:43 PM, Paul Isambert <zappathustra at free.fr> >
>> > wrote:
>>>> I've been trying all day to build LuaTeX from the sources on my new
>>>> computer
>>>> with no success.
>>>> I'm using Msys (with MinGW) under Windows 7, and the build ends with:
>> [...]
>> Hmm.. You have no success, Luigi has half success (does not work on
>> generic shell) and I'm the lucky one with no problems. Today I've made yet
>> another test on clean machine with win7 64bit. Here is what I do:
>> install mingw; link to fresh installer is on
>>    http://www.mingw.org/wiki/Getting_Started
>> install msys
>>    http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/MSYS-1.0.11.exe
>> I install both things into the same tree C:\Gnu and add C:\Gnu\bin to
>> PATH. Then I go into luatex sources root and hit
>>    sh build.sh
>> No changes to that script, no patches to sources. The output luatex
>> executable just works for me under both cmd and msys shell. What we do
>> different?
> The interesting thing is that what you've done here I've done it on another
> computer (with Windows 7) and everything went fine; I can't see what I've
> done differently now, but I'll give it a new try (and add to the path...)
Until now, I see  these differences between  me (W7) and Paweł (WVista)
1) patch build.sh with --without-ln-s
2) add (mingw,msys)/bin to the path otherwise luatex doesn't work; it
should be no necessary and it doesn't happend with luatex.exe from svn
cross compiled
3) even with 2) my context minimal doesn't work properly (format are
rebuild at every run).

MSYS from my installer are the same of Paweł. I think I missed some
other steps or compiler switches.


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