[tex-live] compilation failed

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sun Mar 19 02:09:43 CET 2006

    > The first problem is that in Build/source/Work/texk/devnag/src
    > automake-1.6.2 

I guess it would take some effort to understand why.  The
devnav/src/Makefile.am just says:

bin_PROGRAMS = devnag
devnag_SOURCES = devnag.c

So it is not that which is requiring 1.6.3.  I'm sure it makes no actual
difference which is used.

Also, automake should not have to be run at all in the course of a
normal build.  Probably a timestamp problem.

Anyway, I'm very glad it worked after you got the config file.

    devnag.c is assumed to be just compiled manually without problems.

For teTeX/TeX Live (and other distributions I imagine), we cannot
compile things "manually"; there are dozens of programs and a bunch of
architectures, and therefore everything has to get built with standard
Makefiles.  This is one reason why many of the programs on CTAN are not

     Some C libraries do not contain strcasecmp 

Since TL does not attempt to support OS/2, this is not a problem for us.
All our architectures have strcasecmp; any even somewhat modern system
should have it.  So I don't think you need to do anything more than you
have already done.


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