[XeTeX] Building xetex from source

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Jun 14 16:05:11 CEST 2006

On Jun 14, 2006, at 9:53 AM, Stephen Moye wrote:

> That was incredibly easy -- thanks for the information.

Glad to. Just cribbed from e-mails JK had sent me though, so all  
props should (rightly) go to him.

> A couple of questions: 1) Can I re-build and re-install at will,  
> without any preparatory work?

Yes, but there's a difference to how the svn command should be entered.

I would think the command would be:

svn update http://scripts.sil.org/svn-public/xetex/TRUNK xetex

but when I enter that I get:

Skipped 'http://scripts.sil.org/svn-public/xetex/TRUNK'
At revision 276.

Perhaps there's a bit of time which needs to pass for things to be  

> 2) If the next revision comes via i-Installer, do I have to do  
> anything different?

I haven't and it works fine.

> I had to set the executable bit on both build-xetex and install- 
> xetex -- other than that it was a piece of cake. And the fact the  
> xetex now respects the crop box is incredibly useful.

Agreed, and my thanks again to JK.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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