[XeTeX] Failed make XeTeX in Fedora Core 4

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri May 19 12:42:44 CEST 2006

On 19 May 2006, at 11:32 am, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 19 mai 06 à 12:08, Ralf Stubner a écrit :
>> This looks as if you have called the usual 'configure && make'.
>> According to <URL:http://scripts.sil.org/xetex_linux> you should to
>> use
>> 'sh build-xetex' (or just build-xetex, if it is executable) instead.
>> This works for me on a Debian Sarge system.
> The sequence referenced there works also on Mac OS X, after
> downloading the latest tarball from <http://scripts.sil.org/svn-
> public/xetex/TRUNK> then cd'ing in Terminal to the TRUNK directory:
> 	sh build-xetex
> 	sudo sh install-xetex
> The script build-xetex builds the 3 programs xetex, xdv2pdf and
> T1Wrap, and then the script install-xetex installs them (together
> with the script xdv2pdf_mergemarks) at the appropriate places inside
> the teTeX tree, updates the file name database ls-R then creates the
> formats xetex.fmt and xelatex.fmt.

Yes, that's what it's supposed to do.

Note that on Linux (etc), only xetex itself is built and installed by  
these scripts; you have to get the xdvipdfmx driver separately from  
its own repository.

> Only problem was, the fan of my 1 GHz 17" PowerBook
> G4 has been spinning like mad during most of the compilation.

A little regular exercise helps keep your CPU fit and strong! :)


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