[tlbuild] just built custom binaries doesn't contains the 'biber'

Кирилл К kskuzmin at gmail.com
Sun Sep 6 21:15:04 CEST 2015

But where from comes biber binaries when installing texlive with
precompiled ones? From corresponding package? What are other packages which
(or its parts) doesn't installs with install-tl and incorrect managing by

Why there  are nothing about this (biber and same others) in texlive
documentation (i.e. in Building and Installation sections)?/

Shall I remove 'biber' (and maybe some other?) package from tlmgr (to
provide correct updating  etc.) if I installing 'biblatex-biber' manually??

2015-09-06 21:01 GMT+03:00 Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com>:

> On Sun, Sep 06, 2015 at 02:44:29PM +0300, Кирилл К wrote:
> > I've just built binaries from 'texlive-20150521-source' (my goal is:
> > getting shared kpathsea and getting tlmgr in my system), then installed
> > TexLive by 'install-tl-20150901' with '-custom-bin=...' key.
> >
> > Now 'tlmgr info biber --list' says that biblatex-biber package is
> installed
> > but not contains any executable files (only source and docs...) and no
> > 'biber' in '/opt/texlive/2015/bin/custom/' which contains other texlive's
> > binaries.
> >
> > Is I need build and install 'biber' from perl source?
> In blfs [ http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/ ] we build
> from source because we can.  BUT, we do not expect tlmgr to work
> with our build.  If you need to build from source, our instructions
> (we call it "biblatex-biber") might be useful.
> But: we let perl install into /usr.
> ĸen
> --
> Il Porcupino Nil Sodomy Est! (if you will excuse my latatian)
>   aka "The hedgehog song"
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