[tex-live] dvipdfmx on CentOS 5.6 (glibc 2.5)

Karen Ellrick osakawebbie at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 08:57:08 CEST 2012

Wow, what a comfort to have several people trying to help!  Thanks to 
everyone who chimed in - I'll start by replying to this message from 

> Do you use my tlptexlive 
> repository?http://tutimura.ath.cx/ptexlive/?tlptexlive%A5%EA%A5%DD%A5%B8%A5%C8%A5%EA 
> There you should get updates to most programs, plus pxdvi which allows 
> you to see the dvi file generated.
I was already using that page as my main reference - the link was given 
to me by Takuji Tanaka when I wrote to him directly asking for help.  
But I had only used the "Installation procedure" section, not "Compiling 
binaries".  I think I had gotten the source files via "rsync -a --delete 
--exclude=.svn tug.org::tldevsrc ." before I understood that there were 
binaries that might work.

Now I am going to ignore all that and start from scratch using your 
way.  I hope that the end result will be a set of binaries for CentOS 
5.6 that will also be useful for your collection.

But I'm still running into problems.  I did the following:

    wget http://www.logic.at/people/preining/build-tlptexlive-latest.zip
    unzip build-tlptexlive-latest.zip
    cd build-tlptexlive
    more README (read the instructions like a good girl)
    vi build-ptexlive-binaries
    (changed these two lines, as instructed in README:
    bash build-ptexlive-binaries

It was rolling along with happy "patching ..." and "Hunk #... 
succeeded..." until almost the end of the alphabet - here's the last part:

    patching file util.c
    patching file util.h
    patching file version.h
    Hunk #1 FAILED at 3.
    1 out of 2 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file version.h.rej
    patching file xdvi-debug.h
    patching file xdvi-ptex.sample
    patching file xdvi.h
    patching file xdvizilla
    patching file zeit.c
    patching file zeit.h
    [root at vps-1011517-5697 build-tlptexlive]# more version.h.rej
    version.h.rej: No such file or directory

I hunted around, but eventually had to use "find /" to figure out where 
that file was - it was 
/root/texlive-norbert/source/texk/pxdvik/version.h.rej, and it says:

    *** 3,8 ****
       #define VERSION_H_

       #define XDVI_VERSION "22.84.16"

       #ifdef MOTIF
       #define XDVI_GUI "(Motif toolkit)"
    --- 3,9 ----
       #define VERSION_H_

       #define XDVI_VERSION "22.84.16"
    + #define JPVERSION "j1.41-ptexlive"

       #ifdef MOTIF
       #define XDVI_GUI "(Motif toolkit)"

Presumably you know what that means - to me it just looks like a little 
piece of a diff file comparing comments.  Anyway, what should I do next?

> I assume you are fluent in Japanese...
Fluent is probably not the right word, but I get by.  Missionary in 
Japan for 16 years, most recently specializing in resource development, 
or in my own terms, "techy solutions to non-techy problems".  My current 
project is a database for contact information (well, more complex than 
just that, but...), and the role I'm trying to use TeX for is to print 
addresses on envelopes (in tategaki [vertical]) based on selected data.  
It seems like it shouldn't be too hard, but if I have this many problems 
even installing it... (:-o)

Thanks for helping.
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