[tex-live] testing TL'08

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Sat Jun 14 11:16:51 CEST 2008

"KB" == Karl Berry writes:

 KB> Please send bug reports here, tex-live at tug.org.

not a bug report but some todo reminder.

1) some platform binaries were created from slightly outdated sources.

2) coverage:

* i386-openbsd lacks synctex, and its lzma binaries in
  Master/tlpkg/installer/lzma/ are not stripped.

* amd64-freebsd misses 5 xindy-related binaries (note that i386-freebsd
  has xindy). i think we fixed freebsd build problems so whoever is
  building on amd64-freebsd could try again. when building clisp on
  freebsd, the trick is to make "make" be a gnu make, if you're building
  with gmake:

test -d ~/bin || mkdir ~/bin
cp -p /usr/local/bin/gmake ~/bin/make
export PATH=~/bin:$PATH

  the problem which required this workaround is already fixed in clisp
  cvs tree, but it is needed with 2.45 and earlier clisp versions.

* i386-darwin and powerpc-darwin have no pdfopen ane pdfclose (which was
  already discussed last year so it is ok), have macos-specific
  additions (T1Wrap and xdv2pdf), and lack xindy.
  i successfully built xindy on i386-darwin (10.4) but there the
  ffcall library is buggy and xindy crashes.
  i think that on powerpc-darwin there should be more chances to get a
  working xindy because it is older than i386 and ffcall may work there.

* mips-irix has not yet been rebuilt and contains outdated binaries

* hppa-hpux has no luatex and no xindy.

* win32 has many differences which don't seem to be dictated by platform
  specifics. e.g. why does win32 have vlna.exe? or teckit_compile.exe?
  (this is just an example). we have them in the source tree but they
  are not installed on unix.  why they are installed on woe32?


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