[tex-k] Building svn57874.tar.gz (from github)

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Mon Mar 8 00:41:03 CET 2021

    With --enabled-shared, /tmp/texlive-build/texk/kpathsea/kpsewhich is a 
    shell-script/wrapper and not a binary.

Aha. Yes, that sure sounds like the problem, since the test is using the
.PROGNAME feature of texmf.cnf, and with --enable-shared `basename $0`
(effectively) is not "kpsewhich" and thus the lookup fails. I can
probably dream up some workaround for it. Meanwhile, at least we can be
pretty sure it is not some deep problem in the code. --thanks, karl.

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