[tex-live] 64 bits version of TeX Live on Windows

Angelo Graziosi angelo.graziosi at alice.it
Thu Jul 7 23:12:04 CEST 2016

Il 07/07/2016 19:11, Vincent Torri ha scritto
> On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 5:47 PM, Angelo Graziosi
>  wrote:
>> here things are a bit different.
>> I installed MSYS2 from the tarball msys2-base-x86_64-20160205.tar.xz, then,
>> after setup steps, I installed a bunch of packages:
> why did'nt you use the installer ?

I don't like it, the links it puts on Start menu and so on... With the 
tarball I have developed a simple and efficient setup.. :)

>> pacman -S --needed base
>> pacman -S --needed base-devel
>> ...
> well, maybe there are some useless packages. I have installed only
> what should be needed for Tex Live (except the autotools). So it's
> minimal in that sense.

But I haven't installed them to build TL! it is my normal usage of MSYS2...

>> I tried the build from MINGW64 shell (that started with
>> C:\msys64\mingw64.exe), and tried first:
>> ./Build --build=x86_64-w64-mingw32
> is there a good reason to use the Build script over configure ?

it should be the standard way to build TL, as suggested 

> i prefered not installing icu from msys2 as it should work as is. So

here it is installed as dependency of some other package.. i don't 
remember which..

> there is something wrong here that needs some fixes

indeed... :(


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