[tex-live] my experience of building TeX Live with Windows gcc 64 bits

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Jul 1 22:39:42 CEST 2016

On 2016-07-01 at 09:53:43 +0100, Philip Taylor wrote:

 > Does this mean that it is now possible for "normal" Windows users
 > such as myself (people who have no familiarity with C or with
 > packages such as "autoconf", etc., to compile [1] Windows 64-bit
 > binaries for themselves ?  I ask because when I asked earlier about
 > compiling TeX under Windows, I understood from Akira-san that a
 > great deal of manual intervention was required which he did not
 > have time to document; is this no longer the case ?

Hello Phil,
do you *want* to compile the binaries yourself?  An alternative is to
steal them from Akira's W32TeX.  The file


is just two days old and very likely contains the latest fix.

As far as your question is concerned, my experience is that it is
*much* easier to compile programs on Linux and Cygwin rather than with
MinGW. Thus I suppose that Akira's binaries are a very good
alternative, at least if your main intention isn't to compile the
binaries yourself.


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