[tex-live] LInk to svn page

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed May 14 14:45:41 CEST 2008

On 14 May 2008, at 1:27 pm, Zdenek Wagner wrote:

> 2008/5/14 Edd Barrett <vext01 at gmail.com>:
>> Hi Guys,
>>  Can there be a more obvious link to http://tug.org/texlive/svn  from
>>  http://tug.org/texlive/
> Yes, it could be made better.
>>  I am always losing this page. I dont use svn much, so I am always
>>  looking up the checkout instructions.
> If you have enough space on your disk, it is better not to remove your
> working copy and run "svn update". It is usually faster than full
> checkout (it downloads just the changes) and all the settings are
> stored in the administrative files, you do not need to remember
> anything. And "svn info" will display the relevant information in
> human readable form.

Note also that if you want to checkout just the source code, not the  
texmf trees and all the old binaries, etc., you can run something like

    svn co svn://tug.org/texlive/trunk/Build/source /path/to/new/ 

to get a working copy. That's much quicker to checkout and update  
than the entire TL repository, and it has all you need for building  
the binaries. "svn update" in the resulting tlsource directory will  
pull down any updates to the code, and the Build script will (by  
default) do a complete clean build in a fresh Work subdir each time.

If you want to experiment with running configure && (gnu)make  
separately, I'd still recommend doing it in a separate build tree,  
like the Build script does.


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