[pdftex] How to build pdfTeX-20010806 from sources

G. D. Brettschneider pdftex at GDBrettschneider.de
Thu Mar 14 07:10:44 CET 2002


I'm quite unexperienced in building Linux binaries from sources, and 
having solved some basic problems (missing gcc, bison, flex, texmf 
tree...) I cannot come beyond this point when trying to compile the 
20010806 version of pdfTeX:

When I say "./configure --/datadir=/usr/share", in the src directory, 
configure tells me that "ln -s" wouldn't work (though it *does* on that 
partition). A Makefile is created, but "make pdftexbin" dies with that 

"In file included
from /usr/include/errno.h:36,
from ../kpathsea/c-errno.h:22,
from ../kpathsea/c-std.h:78,
from ../kpathsea/config.h:65,
from tex-file.c:20:
 /usr/include/bits/errno.h:25: linux/errno.h: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [tex-file.lo] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/pdftex-linux-20010806/src/texk/kpathsea'
make[1]: *** [../kpathsea/libkpathsea.la] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/pdftex-linux-20010806/src/texk/web2c'
make: *** [pdftexbin] Error 2"

"/usr/include/bits/errno.h" is present.

Can someone tell me what's wrong? Or are there precompiled linux 
binaries for the latest pdftex version on the web?



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