[tex-live] [luatex] lltxplatform integration

Élie Roux elie.roux at telecom-bretagne.eu
Fri Jun 5 12:21:25 CEST 2015

> (1) TeXLive does not compile any .so files for XeTeX but rather uses the
> libfontconfig.so.1 of the system installed in, e.g., /usr/lib64/.


> (2) The trick is to compile the x86_64-linux binaries on a system with a
> fairly old version of the GNU C Library in order not to depend on symbols
> introduced more recently and not available on, e.g., CentOs5.  Compiling an
> .so on such a system would help but there is still the problem of different
> versions of other shared libaries.

lualatex-platform and harfbuzz don't seem to depend on other shared

one (poor) solution would be to provide lualatex-platform for windows
only... It is very platform-dependant code anyway, and it's only under
Windows that it can do things that cannot be done otherwise simply.

thank you,

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