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

Angelo Graziosi angelo.graziosi at alice.it
Fri Jun 10 15:15:18 CEST 2016

Akira Kakuto wrote:
> See CTAN/systems/win32/w32tex/TLW64/
> Please read 00README.TLW64 carefully.

I wonder if we can install TL2016 from MSYS2 shell using the Perl script 
install-tl with the "-custom-bin" option.

BTW, I tried to build TL2016 many months ago with MSYS2/MINGW64 [1] and 
there were some build issues.. I tried to call attention [2] but none 
took care of it.

I think that TL W64 binaries can be created adding MSYS2/MINGW64 as new 
TL platform but it need the help of TL gurus.. (as we did when Cygwin 
was added...)

This could/should be one of the goals of the next 2017 release..


[1] MSYS2 is a fork from Cygwin which aims to build apps natively for 
W64 (https://sourceforge.net/p/msys2/wiki/Home).

[2] http://tug.org/mailman/htdig/tlbuild/2015q3/003317.html

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