[XeTeX] Request for help compiling XeTeX from git

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 13:13:50 CET 2016


I would like to ask for some help with building XeTeX from git.

After fetching the sources (0d17a3eb4) I end up with the following autofoo hell:
    https://sourceforge.net/p/xetex/bugs/126/ (see attachment)

If you prefer to check it in the browser, here's the same file:

At the beginning a number of autotools calls are being done. I suspect
this must have to do something with timestamps, but I don't know how
to control timestamps with git.

It eventually fails with the error below. The worst part of it is that
./build.sh exits with error code 0, so I have no way to automatically
check whether the build was successful or not:

gmake[2]: Entering directory '/path/to/build/texk/web2c/web2c'
  GEN      w2c/config.h
  CC       kps.o
/usr/bin/bash: ../../../../source/texk/web2c/web2c/../../../build-aux/depcomp:
No such file or directory
Makefile:532: recipe for target 'kps.o' failed
gmake[2]: Leaving directory '/path/to/build/texk/web2c/web2c'
gmake[2]: *** [kps.o] Error 127
Makefile:951: recipe for target 'stamp-lib' failed
gmake[1]: *** [stamp-lib] Error 1
gmake[1]: Leaving directory '/path/to/build/texk/web2c/web2c'
Makefile:14532: recipe for target 'web2c/stamp-fixwrites' failed
gmake: *** [web2c/stamp-fixwrites] Error 2
gmake: Leaving directory '/path/to/build/texk/web2c'
build/texk/web2c/xetex: strip: cannot open file.
No such file or directory
build/texk/web2c/xetex: No such file or directory

Is there any better command than ./build.sh shortcut that I should be
using? Can I somehow run separate steps for configure, make, test?

I'm always confused by the complex configure scripts, but this time
I'm scripting it, so I don't mind using a slightly more elaborate

Thank you,

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