[tex-live] TL and LilyPond

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.ox.ac.uk
24 Oct 2002 21:31:41 +0100

On Thu, 2002-10-24 at 17:39, Kaja P. Christiansen wrote:

> ERROR: Please install required programs:  kpathsea (libkpathsea-dev or
> kpathsea-devel package) Else, please specify the location of your kpathsea
> using --with-kpathea-include and --with-kpathsea-lib options. You should
> install kpathsea; see INSTALL.txt. Rerun ./configure --without-kpathsea only if
> kpathsea is not available for your platform.

TeX Live has static kpathsea compiled in, so the dynamic libraries
are not available. Lilypond expects to find them, so it fails.

The answer is to install teTeX *as well* as TeX Live, I am afraid.

No, I cannot easily fix this in TeX Live, because TL does not do
"true" installs, which would involve grokking the system setup
and putting libraries in the right place. RedHat etc can do
it right, because they know their file system. Our binaries are
supposed to work on any or all Linux system.

Sorry, this is a mess, I know.

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