[tlbuild] Building texlive in ARM architecture

Miguel Ángel Caro Bayo mcaroba at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 13:09:16 CEST 2011

I haven't had the time lately to work on this but now I have compiled and
installed ncurses from source but texlive still cannot find them. I guess
this is because they are not in a default directory (I cannot install in
default on this machine because of storage issues). I expected this already
so I had created symlinks in what I assumed were the directories where
texlive would be looking for ncurses libs and headers, but still no luck.
Could you tell me how I can check where the texlive build is looking for
these files and which files it is looking for so I can place appropriate
symlinks? Or even better, is it possible to specify during the build where
texlive should be looking for those files?

Thanks a lot,

El 20 de marzo de 2011 11:08, Miguel Ángel Caro Bayo
<mcaroba at gmail.com>escribió:

> Thanks for the reply. So basically I have one of these little Netgear Stora
> NAS servers. I believe the distribution is Red Hat, but it has very little
> functionalities as users are not supposed be able to to do any of this.
> There is an online project www.openstora.com with instructions on how to
> hack the system, gain root access, and mess around in general.
> The error is something related to "can't find curses headers" or something
> like that, I don't have the log accessible right now and I need to run the
> installation again to reproduce it. I was exploring a bit and, as I said, I
> think that because of the little functionalities available there are some of
> the ncurses libraries but not all of them. I'm gonna try to install ncurses
> from source and see if that fixes the problem. I'll keep you posted.
> Thanks,
> Miguel
> 2011/3/19 Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>
>> Hi Miguel,
>>    to compile from source. I get problems related to "curses
>>    headers". I am not
>> You probably need to install the ncurses development package, whatever
>> that is on your system.  (Or install the original ncurses yourself.)
>> As Paul said, there's not much more we can do without the specific
>> details.
>>    compile I was wondering if my binaries would be of any use to the
>> project?
>> Most likely yes, thanks!  That is, if you're able to keep in touch and
>> up to date for the TL'11 release, we can add them as another supported
>> platform.
>> k
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