[XeTeX] Building on Intel Mac

Jon Breitenbucher kahless at mac.com
Sun Nov 26 23:51:25 CET 2006


The problem I have is that the build-xetex is failing with

./build-xetex: line 30: cd: Work/texk/web2c: No such file or directory
./build-xetex: line 35: cd: Work/texk/xdv2pdf: No such file or directory
ls: Work/texk/web2c/xetex: No such file or directory
ls: Work/texk/xdv2pdf/T1Wrap: No such file or directory
ls: Work/texk/xdv2pdf/xdv2pdf: No such file or directory

For some reason the script is not creating the directories??

On Nov 26, 2006, at 5:36 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 26 nov. 06 à 21:02, Jon Breitenbucher a écrit :
>> I am trying to build the latest of everything (xetex, xelatex, and
>> anything else that is installed by the XeTeX installer for OS X) for
>> Gerben's new TeXLive based i-Package which is located at /usr/local/
>> TeXLive.
> There are instructions at the end of <http://tug.org/pipermail/
> macostex-archives/2006-November/026079.html>.
> Quoting myself:
>> What I do personally (but I wouldn't advise it to others): install
>> the TeX i-Package (either teTeX- or TeXLive-based), then compile and
>> install XeTeX from source on top of it. In case you feel adventurous,
>> here's how it goes (the following assumes you've got Apple's Xcode
>> installed already):
>> - Get the XeTeX and xdvipdfmx source tarballs at:
>> <http://scripts.sil.org/svn-view/xetex/TRUNK.tar.gz?view=tar>
>> <http://scripts.sil.org/svn-view/xdvipdfmx/TRUNK.tar.gz?view=tar>
>> - Follow the instructions (originally for Linux) at:
>> <http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?
>> site_id=nrsi&item_id=xetex_linux#96c5d158-06a931b7>
>> Minimal adaptation is required for xdvipdfmx.
>> - For XeTeX this means, after unpacking the tarball TRUNK.tar.gz  
>> to ~/
>> Desktop/xetex/TRUNK say, that you type in Terminal ($ represents the
>> prompt):
>> $ cd Desktop/xetex/TRUNK
>> $ sh build-xetex
>> $ sudo sh install-xetex
>> - For xdvipdfmx this means, after unpacking the tarball TRUNK.tar.gz
>> to ~/Desktop/xdvipdfmx say, that you type in Terminal:
>> $ cd Desktop/xdvipdfmx/TRUNK
>> $ sh configure --with-kpathsea=/usr/local/TeXLive --with-ft2lib=/usr/
>> local/lib/libfreetype.a --with-ft2include=/usr/local/include/ 
>> freetype2
>> $ make
>> $ sudo make install
>> The second instruction (starting with "sh configure" and ending with
>> "freetype2") should all go on one line, even if this list's email
>> server breaks it into several lines. I would never have found the
>> required environment settings on this line myself; credit goes of
>> course to Jonathan Kew on the XeTeX mailing list.
>> You're done!
> Bruno Voisin
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