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Re: [core-updates] texlive 2021 bootstrap problem

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: [core-updates] texlive 2021 bootstrap problem
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 14:26:55 -0400
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Hi Thiago,

Thiago Jung Bauermann <> writes:

> Hello,
> Em terça-feira, 15 de junho de 2021, às 16:00:51 -03, Thiago Jung Bauermann 
> escreveu:
>> Does anyone have an idea how to break this dependency loop? Do we need to
>> have a package definition for a pre-2019-10 version of LaTeX just to
>> build texlive-latex-l3kernel, and then use that as a dependency for the
>> actual texlive-latex-base package?
> I’m pursuing this option. I took the definition of texlive-latex-base from 
> the master branch (which doesn’t depend on LaTeX3) and added it to my 
> branch as texlive-latex-no-l3 (with a few minor changes to get it to build 
> with texlive 2021), and used it as a dependency to build texlive-latex-
> l3kernel.
> This worked! Now texlive-latex-l3kernel builds correctly, and the build of 
> texlive-latex-base is attempted (instead of just causing Guix to max out 
> its heap while trying to process a dependency loop, as it was doing 
> before). But the build fails when generating some latex formats – a problem 
> I’m still investigating.
> But this is progress nevertheless. :-)

Thumbs up for working and figuring things out for a texlive 2021

Thank you,


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