[tex-live] basic compilation question

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Thu Jun 3 01:57:45 CEST 2010

    ./Build --no-clean --disable-chktex --disable-xpdfopen
    --disable-xetex --disable-bibtexu --disable-xdvik --disable-web2c

--disable-web2c is probably what omits texlinks, and anyway, you need it
to have a functioning tex for Texinfo.  So don't include that one.

The other disables looks fine.  Might also add:
--disable-luatex --disable-ptex --disable-aleph
all of which are big programs with complex configurations that are
irrelevant for Texinfo.

Another possibility would be to install an older version of TeX Live
from when we still had HP-UX binaries.  If you want to go that route, I
could try to figure out exactly when they were dropped.

     But these build did not correct the initial error, that was the
     reason to try to build texlive in hp-ux

If you don't actually care about running tex at all, you're just trying
to get through the netcdf build, then create texi2dvi as a symlink to
/bin/true.  (It also seems wrong to me for any software build to require
building this documentation on the fly, but anyway ...)


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