[tex-live] using depot

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Tue Feb 10 23:13:19 CET 2004

Karl Berry wrote:

>    I want don't want to put any
>    created files like `latex.fmt' into the TeXLive workspace.
>So, you mean a separate srcdir/builddir combination?  Have a "readonly"
>srcdir (coming from the repository), but do builds and installs into
>other directories?
>I don't think this is possible.  At least, I'd be very surprised if all
>the scripts and Makefiles in TL have that level of fortitude, although
>the base Web2c (and maybe teTeX) does.

all the stuff in source.development already builds into a separate tree. 
the script //depot/Build/source.development/Build

really. its cleaner than you think.


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