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

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Thu Jul 1 22:04:27 CEST 2004

Tigran Aivazian wrote:

>st 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).
there is no extra work you need to do to your binaries. the extra stages are

   a) the install scripts in Master need telling about the new binary set
   b) updating all the metadata files which reference binaries. this 
should happen automatically

if anyone would like to work on a), I'd be very happy not to have to do 
it myself :-}

>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.
it runs config.guess

>Btw, it took about 4 minutes to compile
pretty good!

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