[tex-live] Port of TeX Live to x86_64 architecture?

Tigran Aivazian tigran at aivazian.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Jul 1 22:08:30 CEST 2004

Ok, good news, I have just compiled it and it produced 229 binaries:

/usr/src/Build/source.development# ls bin/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/| wc
    229     229    2056
/usr/src/Build/source.development# bin/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/tex
This is TeXk, Version 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.3)
 %&-line parsing enabled.
! End of file on the terminal... why?
/usr/src/Build/source.development# file bin/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/tex
bin/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/tex: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, AMD x86-64, 
version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.4.0, dynamically linked (uses shared 
libs), stripped
/usr/src/Build/source.development# uname -a
Linux tank 2.6.7 #1 SMP Tue Jun 29 19:04:29 BST 2004 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

So, now do I just copy this directory to Master/bin and Master/ will
become a new TeX Live DVD or do I need some massaging of files in some
way? (looking at your makeimage script suggests that there is nothing 
extra to be done, but I thought I should ask just in case).

Also, I haven't checked the install-compr.sh to see how it detects the 
architecture (presumably `uname -m`?) to select which binaries to copy.

Btw, it took about 4 minutes to compile and I uploaded the output from 
Build here, in case someone wants to double-check everything is OK:


Kind regards

 On Thu, 1 Jul 2004, Sebastian Rahtz 

> Tigran Aivazian wrote:
> >Then Build complains about not finding texmf tree. Should I sync with the 
> >Master/texmf one? 
> >  
> >
> no, you should not need to. if that script does not not run to 
> completion, we want to see the log of
> what happened. Don't worry about warning,s the bottom line is whether a 
> set of binaries falls
> out the end
> >Do I need anything else for successful Build? (other than a normal C
> >development environment obviously)
> >
> >  
> >
> and C++
> >(as a test exercise I decided to build it on normal IA-32 Linux 2.4.26 
> >machine, to make sure everything compiles OK, before I copy the sources to 
> >x86_64 and compile them there).
> >  
> >
> I'd expect to see bin/i386-linux populated by several hundred programs 
> after about 20 minutes work
> in that situation.

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