[tex-live] some remarks

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Thu Sep 22 19:45:15 CEST 2005

Vladimir Volovich writes:

> 1) the lcdf-typetools binaries:

>    link to libgcc_s.so.1 and libstdc++.so.6 which are unlikely to be
>    found in default installations.

This is one reason why I prefer to use the native compilers on IRIX;
perhaps that's also an option for the Solaris build?

(Note that you may end up replacing one build issue with others...)

> 2) xdvi-motif.bin links to libiconv.so.2 which is again absent in
>    default installation (but can be installed from sunfreeware). i
>    don't know whether it is something new (in my previous build for
>    Solaris 10 i didn't see libiconv being linked to xdvi) and why it
>    wants to use libiconv. maybe there's a configure option to prevent
>    xdvi to use libiconv, or maybe i shall try to uninstall libiconv
>    and rebuild.

If the configure script find libiconv it gets linked in, and I found
no simple option to prevent this.  For the IRIX build I use a script
that removes the '-liconv' from the xdvi Makefile after configuring.

Olaf Weber

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