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

Angelo Graziosi angelo.graziosi at alice.it
Thu Jun 30 15:37:11 CEST 2016

Ciao Vincent,

Il 30/06/2016 12:08, Vincent Torri ha scritto:
> As the Windows maintainer of several projects, I can confirm that with
> MSYS2 + mingw-w64, the compilation is the same (and even, cross
> compiling on linux is even faster as MSYS2 is quite slow).
> it's a matter of using i686-w64-mingw32-gcc or x86_64-w64-mingw32-gcc
> as compiler, that's all.

is not clear if you have successfully build TL (say from master) using this:

> I think that you use the autotools, in that case, configure should
> just be called like that (in MSYS2 or on linux for cross compilation):
> ./configure --host=i686-w64-mingw32 etc....
> or
> ./configure --host=x86_64-w64-mingw32 etc....

I tried "CXX=g++ ./Build" (or something like that) but the build stopped 
after a while (not on ICU) (now I don't remember...)

If you have built TL, may you give a recipe both for MSYS2-MINGW64 build 
and the cross build on linux?

> On the coding side, what is important is that on Windows 64 bits,
> 'long int' is a 32 bits type, unlike on UNIX 64 bits.

Yes, this is an old story..


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