[tex-live] Building texlive 2007 on FreeBSD 7.0 AMD64

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sun Mar 16 10:36:53 CET 2008

On 16 Mar 2008, at 4:47 am, Jjgod Jiang wrote:

> Hi,
> On Sat, 15 Mar 2008, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> This is a portability bug in the ICU library. While the version of  
>> ICU in TL (for xetex) is slightly patched, none of its build  
>> system (or this stuff in /common/) has been touched, so the issue  
>> comes directly from their build. I notice that FreeBSD is listed  
>> as a "rarely tested" platform (see http://source.icu-project.org/ 
>> repos/icu/ icu/tags/release-3-8-1/readme.html), so occasional  
>> breakage may occur.
>> Anyhow, I have just checked in a patch that I hope will fix this,  
>> copied from a recent change in ICU trunk; it looks like they have  
>> corrected this for a future release. Please let me know if it  
>> builds OK now.
> Looks like ICU in http://scripts.sil.org XeTeX repository is not  
> updated
> yet?

Right -- I patched the TeXLive sources first, as that's where the  
failure was reported, but I have just applied the same patch to the  
XeTeX repository as well, so it should build from either place (I hope).



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