[tex-live] TeX Live 2007 xetex, xdvipdfmx shared library woes on Solaris 10 sparc

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Tue May 8 18:36:58 CEST 2007

Vladimir Volovich <vvv at vsu.ru> writes:

> if you know of a more portable solution which will work on both
> Solaris 8 and 10, please let me know.

Here are two possible solutions.

1.  Statically link the libraries in question.

2.  Distribute the Blastwave library as part of TeX Live, as a set of .so files.

    . Have install-tl.sh install the .so files into
      /usr/local/texlive/2007/lib, e.g.,
      /usr/local/texlive/2007/lib/libexpat.so.0.  Since these libraries
      depend on each other, you'll probably have to relink them as part of
      installation, to specify the -R options for them.

    . Have install-tl.sh link xetex and xdvipdfmx as part of installation.
      The link can specify
      -L /usr/local/texlive/2007/lib
      -R /usr/local/texlive/2007/lib.

(1) is much simpler for you to implement, though it generates larger
executables and is less "nice" in that it makes it harder to just
update libraries.

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