[tlbuild] TeX Live 2020/dev

Nelson H. F. Beebe beebe at math.utah.edu
Tue Dec 24 00:32:57 CET 2019

Encouraged by Apostolos Syropoulos's positive report of Mon, 23 Dec
2019 20:23:20 +0200 on this list, today I downloaded a fresh TeX Live
source code snapshot.

I am pleased to report that it built without problems on a fresh
install on a physical machine earlier today of FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT on
amd64 (== x86-64), from an ISO image downloaded two days ago from


That O/S is a bleeding edge development release, with clang family
compiler versions 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, and 10.0, and gcc family
compiler versions 6.5.0, 7.5.0, 8.3.1 20191129, 9.2.0, and 10.0.0
20191201 (experimental), all of which I have installed from the binary
package system.  Clisp is available there too, as version 2.49.93+.

Asymptote built without problems

There are 452 executables in our $prefix/texlive/2020/bin/amd64-freebsd130

The differences between the 2019 and 2020 directories are:

	2019/bin/amd64-freebsd    has biber, getnonfreefonts, ketcindy, while
	2020/bin/amd64-freebsd130 lacks those three, but has luajithbtex.

I'm now doing similar build experiments on other architectures.

As usual, I'll report build progress at


but that site may not be up until later this week.

The alias


still points to


and will remain that way until I have a reasonable number of binary
packages available for 2020.

Companion Web sites suffixed 2016, 2017, and 2018 remain available for
historical purposes, and for older systems that lack the C++ compiler
support needed for recent XeTeX and Unicode librarty (libicu) source

- Nelson H. F. Beebe                    Tel: +1 801 581 5254                  -
- University of Utah                    FAX: +1 801 581 4148                  -
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