[XeTeX] XeTeX 0.9999.0 released

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Wed Mar 13 23:32:45 CET 2013

On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 7:40 PM, George N. White III wrote:
> On RHEL 5.9, TLContrib packages don't work:
> xetex: symbol lookup error: xetex: undefined symbol: _ZGVNSt7collateIwE2idE
> luatex: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.7' not found (required by luatex)
> luatex: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.11' not found (required by
> luatex)
> RHEL 5 (GLIBC 2.5) dates from 2005 and was expected to be in service 5 years
> but is still widely used (7 is the new 5).  RHEL 5 can't readily build the
> new xetex as the tools are too old, but it looks like RHEL 6 (due to replace
> RHEL 5 "real soon now" at many "7 is 5" sites) has GLIBC 2.12, so if the
> TLcontrib packages are a guide, should support TL2013:

Thanks a lot for the feedback. I guess that this is about x86_64-linux?

The hardware being used for compiling XeTeX is different than the one
that will be used for building TeX Live 2013, so there is no need to
panic yet ;)

I just need a volunteer or a virtual machine to build against an older glibc.


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