[tex-live] compiling TeXLive's `patgen' only

Werner LEMBERG wl at gnu.org
Fri Apr 27 07:44:25 CEST 2018

>     is there a recommended way to compile, say, `patgen' only? 
> No, there is no easy way to compile a single "web2c" program :(.
> [...]
> What you tried looks like about the best that can be done.


> (Minor, and not related to libraries, but --disable-synctex will also
> avoid building the synctex library+tool, I believe.)

Thanks, added to my script.

> The pdftex repository (in branches/stable) contains a cut-down TeX
> Live.  [...]

Interesting.  However, I'll stay with master :-)  It's not a big issue
– I was just curious.


PS: For all guys like me who originally cloned the SVN repository
    without activating the `use-commit-times=yes' parameter in
    `.subversion/config': Remove the `Build' and `Master' directory
    trees, then say

      svn update -r BASE

    to quickly check out everything again (without accessing the
    internet) with the adjusted timestamps.

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