[tex-live] a bit of mess with unix binaries and man pages

Norbert Preining preining@logic.at
Wed, 17 Apr 2002 16:24:46 +0200

On Mit, 17 Apr 2002, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> > $ cd p4-base/Build/source
> > $ find . -name nts
> > ./TeX/texk/texlive/nts
> > 
> > So this is found. Should I copy it to the bin dir?
> yes, but it should go anyway, from TeX/texk/texlive
> > $ find . -name mktexfmt
> should be installed by TeX/texk/texlive.

Hmm, strange. Really.

> something is wrong. I see eg
> cd /tmp/source.development/bin/i686-pc-linux-gnu; rm -f fdf2tan makempy texfind
> texfont texshow texutil; \
>   for f in fdf2tan makempy texfind texfont texshow texutil; do \
>             ln -s texexec $f; \
>   done
> cd /tmp/source.development/bin/i686-pc-linux-gnu; rm -f mktexfmt; ln -s fmtutil
> mktexfmt

AHHHH. Nobody TOLD me that I should build binaries in the source.development
tree. In your original email asking for binaries you also mentioned that
builds should now be done in the source tree, not the source.development

Anyway it is in the TeX/texk/tetex (thanks to grep mktexfmt `find . -name Makefile.in`)
but it does not look like make install-exec is executed there.

I just rebuild the whole stuff and see whats going on (>build.log 2>&1).
Maybe it is a problem of this old autoconf/automake/automagic stuff.

Best wishes


Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at>   University of Technology Vienna, Austria
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