[tex-live] Re: TL binary builds?

Tigran Aivazian tigran at aivazian.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Sep 8 17:29:06 CEST 2005

Hi Karl,

I have now built successfully the x86_64 binaries and placed them here:


The number of files produced was 256 which is roughly the same as in i386 
case (254) so I think everything went OK. But I haven't tested these 
binaries (other than to make sure tex runs:

$ ./tex
This is TeX, Version 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.5)

At some point I will switch my environment to it but I haven't got time to 
do it now. But I won't delay it so long as to cause a critical bug to be 
found only at the last minute before release, like I did last time :)

Sorry about this delay. Normally I would respond and do things quicker, 
it's just I was very busy recently...

Here is the uname -a and gcc -v output that you wanted:

# uname -a
Linux elpis #18 SMP Fri Mar 25 19:46:16 GMT 2005 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
# gcc -v
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/x86_64-redhat-linux/3.3.3/specs
Configured with: ../configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man 
--infodir=/usr/share/info --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix 
--disable-checking --disable-libunwind-exceptions --with-system-zlib 
--enable-__cxa_atexit --host=x86_64-redhat-linux
Thread model: posix
gcc version 3.3.3 20040412 (Red Hat Linux 3.3.3-7)

Kind regards

On Mon, 5 Sep 2005, Karl Berry wrote:

> Tigran and all -- the line I sent before was just retrieving the web2c
> sources, because (as I recall) someone was asking just for those.
> Ignore that, obviously.
> To get the complete TL dev tree, try this:
>  rsync -a --exclude Images tug.org::tldevsrc/Build/source.development/
> Then run the Build script that is in source.development.
> If it doesn't work, let me/us know and we'll try to fix.  If it does
> work, please send me the output of uname -a and [g]cc -v and whatever
> else might be interesting for users to know about the build environment.
> Thanks,
> karl

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