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

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Fri Jul 2 02:10:51 CEST 2004

Hi Tigran,

    The main thing that is left to do is Tools/update-lists but I see it is

There's not any obvious way you would know this, but the lists files are
actually completely generated from the tpm files.  So what really has to
be updated is the tpm's.

I wrote a little about this whole process in Master/Tools/README.  (It's
pretty minimal right now, suggestions are more than welcome.)

Perhaps it would be good for you to simply check in the binaries as a
first step.  After all, that is necessary anyway, and then we can see
what happens with the nightly rebuild of the tpm/list files :).

But first, a question: about the architecture name.  I guess you used
what config.guess returns (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu), which makes sense,
but it's so darn long, and most of the other names don't match
config.guess names either.  Can you switch it to i386_64-linux?  (I'm
not crazy about that it, but i38664-linux just seems too weird.)

    Is there a way to generate those lists without referring to your
    repository, i.e. working purely on my snapshot which was fully
    synced with your tree this morning?

The only thing that matters are the p4 submits.  Other p4 commands don't
actually alter anything (for other people).  So if you comment out the
p4 submits, you should be able to tinker to your heart's content.

If you don't have permission to do p4 submits, please tar them up
somewhere and one of us can check them in (and Sebastian can give you
permission, even though you say you don't want it).  In this case,
please also send your diffs to the scripts :).

BTW, try not to spend too much time learning the ins and outs of p4.  We
hope to switch to a public hosting facility and thus another version
system after this year's release.

Finally, I'd just like to say that it's great that you were able to do
all this from a standing start!  We need more volunteers like you :).
Please let us know if there's anything we can do to make things better.

Thanks very much,

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