[XeTeX] Building xetex from source

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Jun 14 16:08:20 CEST 2006

On 14 Jun 2006, at 2:53 pm, Stephen Moye wrote:

> On Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at 09:20AM, William Adams  
> <will.adams at frycomm.com> wrote:
>> On Jun 14, 2006, at 9:05 AM, Stephen Moye wrote:
>>> I want to build xetex from the source. I downloaded the tarball.
> That was incredibly easy -- thanks for the information.
> A couple of questions: 1) Can I re-build and re-install at will,  
> without any preparatory work?

Normally, yes; obviously, this is not the "supported" approach  
(inasmuch as anything is "supported" around here!), but it should work.

What you can't generally do is use xetex and xdv2pdf versions of  
differing vintages; and you have to install the new xetex.pool file  
and rebuild format files after any update. (The install-xetex script  
does this.)

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

No; an i-Installer-delivered update will simply overwrite this.


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