[tex-live] Compile fails on Mac OS X Server 10.3.9

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri Jul 20 18:14:28 CEST 2007

On 20 Jul 2007, at 8:35 am, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> On Jul 20, 2007, at 15:20, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> On 20 Jul 2007, at 5:35 am, Akira Kakuto wrote:
>>> [...]
>>>> /usr/local/TeXLive-working-copy/Build/source/texk/kpathsea/tex- 
>>>> file.c:
>>>> 32:28: kpathsea/paths.h: No such file or directory
>>>> What has gone wrong? Configure? or SVN?
>>>> Configure did not make a paths.h. Should it have done so?
>>> I don't know about this problem.
>>> However, the present head contains some inconsistency
>>> (tex.ch and XeTeX).
>>> Therefore you have to use branches/branch2007/Build.
>>> (or tags/texlive-2007.0/Build, which is the same
>>>  as the released texlive-2007.)
>> Use the latest revision of branches/branch2007/Build rather than  
>> tags/texlive-2007.0/Build, as this gets you some significant bug- 
>> fixes.
> I have neither. My current mirror is the original SVN trunk svn:// 
> gerben at tug.org/texlive/trunk/Build
> I do not want the original 2007 (if I want that I can take revision  
> 3972), I would like to have the trunk with all the stable patches.
> How is this svn tree organized? What if I want a fully patched but  
> stable TL. Do I take branches/branch2007 and I have patches there  
> for Build & Master? Or is Master organized different from Build?

For the Build side, branches/branch2007 is supposed to be stable but  
include important patches to the 2007 release; trunk is an unstable  
development line that will presumably stabilize as we approach the  
time for the next release.

As for Master, I don't know if anyone is keeping track of patches  
that could reasonably be applied to TL2007 and still considered  
stable, as opposed to the unstable development in trunk. It would be  
good to apply low-risk bug-fix patches to branches/branch2007, but  
AFAIK that hasn't been happening. Basing a distribution on trunk at  
this point in the release cycle would seem risky, though, as I don't  
think it gets continual regression testing or anything like that.

For the purposes of a distribution like yours, my suggestion would be  
to use branches/branch2007, and if there are Master patches that are  
needed (e.g., package where you know there were problems in the 2007  
release, and there are now fixed versions) then apply those to  
branch2007/Master as well.

You might find that the Debian folks have a coherent set of patches  
based on the February release, adding fixes for whatever specific  
bugs they're aware of.


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