[tex-live] Installing TeXLive2008 on Cygwin

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Wed Aug 27 01:59:04 CEST 2008

On 26 Aug 2008, at 12:09 AM, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> Let's avoid guessing.  I just derived two files from the Cygwin stuff
> I downloaded last night:
>   http://tug.org/~kotucha/cygwin/release_content.txt
>   http://tug.org/~kotucha/cygwin/release-2_content.txt
> These files list all the packages and their version numbers.
> Jonathan, can you confirm that Cygwin provides all the libs needed by
> XeTeX?

I probably won't be able to look at this until next week at the  
earliest - I'm away from home with hardly any internet connectivity  
right now.

Offhand, I'd guess that Cygwin has most of the necessary libs, though  
getting the configure options right to use them might be tricky.  
However, for ICU (at least) it will still be necessary to use the  
version from TL, as this is a customized version. And the original  
message showed compile-time failures in the Graphite library, which I  
wouldn't expect to find installed in Cygwin; we always build that  
locally. I don't know whether that is a problem with the Cygwin  
compiler, or (more likely) a portability issue in the Graphite source.

On 25 Aug 2008, at 1:25 PM, Angelo Graziosi wrote:

> And, why in the build log I find 'with-old-mac-fonts'?

The configure option --with-old-mac-fonts noted in the build log  
should be harmless; AFAIK, this only affects the freetype2 build on  
Mac OS, and is ignored on other platforms.


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