[XeTeX] XeTeX 0.9999.0 released

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 10:49:43 CET 2013

2013/3/13 Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com>:
> 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.
I have just looked at CentOS 5.5 which should be based on RHEL 5.5. It
contains /usr/lib64/libc.co and /usr/lib/libc.so, I do not see any
other libc.so.* under /usr

I can try to build XeTeX on it.

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Zdeněk Wagner

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