[tex-live] Developer tools

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Mar 10 14:17:54 CET 2009

On  10 Mar, 2009, at 06:15, Norbert Preining wrote:

> On Di, 10 Mär 2009, enrico.gregorio at univr.it wrote:
>> Yesterday I saw the announcement of a new version of dvisvgm, which  
>> appears to be a nice program.
>> However I couldn't start the compilation, since TeX Live misses the  
>> header files for kpathsea.
> Not only the header files, also the library itself.
> Does dvisvgm not include its own copy of kpathsea?
>> Wouldn't it be possible to make them available? Of course they will  
>> be in some non standard place
>> (something like /usr/local/texlive/2008/include, maybe), but it's  
>> easy to make gcc aware of it.
> And, in addition the static library would be needed.
> AFAIR we had that some time ago but it was removed, don't remember.
> You can get the sources from the DVD or the web, build your own
> libkpathsea.a and use the headers for dvisvgm.

If you feel comfortable building all that yourself, certainly it's the  
best route; otherwise, I seem to remember that the *unsupported* gwTeX  
(for Mac OS X)


has all headers, libraries and static libraries. If you think this  
might be a solution for you, please ask in the TeX on Mac OS mailing  
list if that's so:


Also, *if* that suits you, remember you can shift from one TeX distro  
to another:




P.S. Whatever you do, please notify us ---I'm interested in dvisvgm  
myself (also on Mac OS).

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