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#1 2022-11-30 00:13:13

Aubergine
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Registered: 2022-11-30
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Tex-Live, *-dev binaries

I have recently discovered the latex-dev/ tree under /usr/share/texmf-dist/tex/.
I could not build a document using one of the features (\ExpandArgs) defined in one of these files.
My understanding is that I would need a -dev binary (in my case, lualatex-dev) for this build.
However, the packaged texlive-bin does not include them, even though it does ship the manual entries.
Is there a reason for that?

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#2 2022-11-30 01:57:48

cfr
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Registered: 2011-11-27
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Re: Tex-Live, *-dev binaries

I don't know the reason as I don't use Arch's TeX packages but they are only symbolic links. Here are the *-dev 'binaries' from upstream TeX Live 2022:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 texlive texlive 6 Maw   2  2020 ../bin/x86_64-linux/dvilualatex-dev -> luatex*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 texlive texlive 6 Maw   2  2020 ../bin/x86_64-linux/latex-dev -> pdftex*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 texlive texlive 8 Tach 13  2019 ../bin/x86_64-linux/lualatex-dev -> luahbtex*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 texlive texlive 6 Maw   2  2020 ../bin/x86_64-linux/pdflatex-dev -> pdftex*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 texlive texlive 5 Tach 15  2019 ../bin/x86_64-linux/platex-dev -> eptex*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 texlive texlive 6 Tach 15  2019 ../bin/x86_64-linux/uplatex-dev -> euptex*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 texlive texlive 5 Maw   2  2020 ../bin/x86_64-linux/xelatex-dev -> xetex*

It is possible the symbolic links aren't there because Arch is providing binaries without support for the -dev versions, but you'd have to look at the packaging to determine that.

Edit: But I doubt that.

Last edited by cfr (2022-11-30 02:14:05)


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