[tex-live] Compiling from source

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 11:19:05 CET 2015

Master/bin/archname directories exist in the TL subversion repository.
If you want to supply your build to be usable by other, the binaries
should be there and should be committed to the repository. If you
build it just for yourself, your binaries should be in
/usr/local/texlive/2014/bin/archname because texmf.cnf is searched in
a directory relative to the location of the binaries.
Zdeněk Wagner

2015-01-14 6:59 GMT+01:00 Henrique Lengler <henriqueleng at opmbx.org>:
> Hi,
> I'm compiling texlive from source, but I'm in doubt about something.
> I already compiled the source and installed the binaries to
> /usr/local/texlive/2014.
> I understood that I need to get extra files to make all the stuff work.
> But I don't know where to get and what to do with it.
> The link https://www.tug.org/texlive/build.html say to "copy/move he bindir
> to the existing Master/bin/archname in a full TL checkout" but this sound
> pretty confusing. So should I clone TL from the mirror and move the binaries
> to the Master folder of it? But I have more than the bin folder in
> /usr/local/texlive/2014, and also where should this new folder Master +
> "the bins of /usr/local/texlive/2014" stay?
> I already did a lot of mistakes, so I'm asking to now do the right thing.
> !Summarizing, could someone tell what to do to end my setup with a working
> tex enviroment, starting from the point I stopped?
> Regards,
> Henrique Lengler

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