[XeTeX] Building xetex from source

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at mac.com
Thu Jun 15 11:15:35 CEST 2006

Thank you for the information. I have the subversion documentation,  
I have worked through once very quickly, to get an overview. We'll be  
it at the AMS, so this is a good opportunity for me to get some  
experience with using it.

Thanks again!


On Jun 15, 2006, at 3:04 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 15 Jun 2006, at 1:12 am, Stephen Moye wrote:
>> OK, here's another question -- I've installed subversion and checked
>> out a working copy of the xetex archive: How do I go about installing
>> xetex from it: Do I do the install directly from the working copy, or
>> do  I make a copy of the working directory and perform the upgrade
>> from there thus keeping the working copy clean?
> No need for an extra copy.
> The build-xetex script creates a Work directory and the build happens
> within that, and this will be ignored (as it's not under version
> control) by svn update. (And it always deletes this dir and starts
> afresh, to ensure a full rebuild. If you know what you're doing, you
> can usually build updates more quickly by doing selective "make"
> commands in the appropriate places inside Work, but a complete
> rebuild is the simple, safe way.)
> Running "svn status" from the top level of your working copy will
> tell you the state of your files compared to the revision you checked
> out; unless you've done anything else besides build, the only
> difference will be the presence of the Work directory. And if you do
> touch any of the actual source files/scripts/whatever, "svn revert"
> can restore them to their original state; and "svn update" will merge
> updates from the repository with your local copy.
> All about Subversion is at <http://svnbook.red-bean.com/>.
> JK
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