[tex-live] Building TeX Live 2009 from source on Snow Leopard

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 2 23:21:22 CET 2010

You'll need to do a 32-bit build (the default is 64-bit on SL). XeTeX uses some Mac APIs that are not available in the 64-bit frameworks.

I'm not sure exactly how to achieve that within the TL build process, but basically it should involve passing the -arch i386 flag to the compiler.


On 2 Feb 2010, at 22:05, Jin-Hwan Cho wrote:

> Dear all.
> Is there anyone who succeeded in building TeX Live 2009 from source
> on Mac OS X 10.6.2, Snow Leopard?
> At first I got an error message "does not find freetype2" at the time of
> configuring the gd library, and I solved it by giving "-framework Carbon"
> in the configure file.
> After that, I faced with many error message related to Mac OS X's native
> functions (Carbon, etc.) at the time of compiling XeTeX.
> Please let me know how to build TeX Live 2009 from source.
> Best regards, ChoF.

More information about the tex-live mailing list