[texhax] [tex-live] Compiling TeX from source

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Oct 16 19:50:29 CEST 2009

On 16 October 2009 Zdenek Wagner wrote:

 > 2009/10/16 Vafa Khalighi <vafa at users.berlios.de>:
 > > Does anyone know how I can compile tex from its source. I run tangle on
 > > tex.web  to get the pascal file but when running gpc on tex.p, I get some
 > > errors.
 > >
 > You may need some patch for your OS. I compiled it from sources only
 > in my TL copy, just by running
 > ./Build --without-xindy
 > in the Build/source directory. I cannot compile xindy because I do not
 > have clisp but Joachim Schrod wrote me some time ago where I can find
 > it.

You need two additional libraries.  There are detailed instructions in
Build/source/utils/README.  You can even paste portions of this file
into a shell script and the reqired packages will be downloaded


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