[tex-live] Installing TeXLive2008 on Cygwin

Angelo Graziosi angelo.graziosi at alice.it
Mon Aug 25 16:49:28 CEST 2008

George N. White III ha scritto:
> You should be able to use rsync to update the install you did with the
> Win32 binaries, and you will need to create links as already
> mentioned.  On linux I get an i686-pc-gnu-linux directory

May you give an example of using rsync?

I have done a tar ball of the content of inst/ dir and thought to unpack
it overwriting the Win32 installation... But rsync is better. How?

> in parallel with the i386-linux, etc. directories.   You can use the
> new binaries for testing.  Once any problems are sorted out it should
> not be a big issue to add cygwin binary packages for a future release.

> If the Cygwin versions are current, try "--with-system..." options for
> configure.
> In the past, I have had cases where the system libraries included bug fixes
> for a particular (obscure) platform, so "--with-system-..." may be needed to
> get things working on Cygwin.

./Build --without-xetex --with-system-{pnglib,gd,t1lib,ncurses}

builds fine; --with-system-{fretype,fretype2} are ignored;
--with-system-zlib fails: undef. symbol in building zzip lib.

How could I know (in a simple way) the version of the libraries
{pnglib,gd,t1lib,ncurses} shiped with TL?

> Xetex may be more difficult simply because it uses more 3rd party libraries
> (fontconfig, etc.) that may not have suitable ports to Cygwin.

Cygwin has fontconfig and I have almost all Cygwin installed (a part
'suduko console', Apache and similar), and updated!

For the sake of completeness, in the build log I see some

    config.status: WARNING: ../../../utils/dialog/Makefile.in seems to
    ignore the --datarootdir setting


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