[tlbuild] Request to build original e-TeX by default

Peter Breitenlohner peb at mppmu.mpg.de
Tue Jul 28 14:51:58 CEST 2015

On Thu, 25 Jun 2015, Igor Liferenko wrote:

> On the same resource it is said that "there is no comparably simple
> way to install e-TeX".
> What precisely are these difficulties?

Hi Igor,

the difficulty simply is that I overlooked a possibility.

You can say
   make TESTS='etexdir/wprob.test etexdir/etriptest.test' check-TESTS
to run the e-TeX specific tests and/or
   make bin_PROGRAMS=etex DESTDIR=/staging-area install-binPROGRAMS
to install e-TeX under, e.g., /staging-area/usr/bin.
With a sufficiently new version from SVN both commands will actually
first (re-)build the e-TeX binary, if necessary.


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