[XeTeX] ArabXeTeX pre-release

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Nov 28 19:30:54 CET 2006

Le 28 nov. 06 à 18:54, Anas Ghrab a écrit :

> I have run the Configure of TeX i-Package and reinstalled XeTeX from
> the Jonatahn Kew's -Directory @ SIL. I get this error now :
> This is XeTeX, Version 3.141592-2.2-0.99b (Web2C 7.5.3)
> ---! /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/web2c/xetex.fmt doesn't match
> xetex.pool
> (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)

This is, I think, a mismatch between TeXLive (which includes XeTeX  
now) and Jonathan Kew's separate XeTeX package. I have no time to  
explain (must shorten by 2 pages an 8-page communication to be  
emailed to Australia before midnight today Paris time, that's in 4.5  
hours), but you can try two remedies:

- Reinstall the TeX i-Package without reinstalling the separate XeTeX  
package afterwards. Hopefully this will erase the XeTeX installed in  
texmf.local, and use that in texmf.texlive. I'm not sure. Gerben,  

- Reinstall the TeX i-Package, then compile XeTeX from source.  
Quoting a message from myself on 26 November:

> 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.

Hope this works, I have to dash now.


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