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Re: [core-updates] texlive 2021 bootstrap problem

From: Thiago Jung Bauermann
Subject: Re: [core-updates] texlive 2021 bootstrap problem
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 02:00:37 -0300

Hi Maxim,

Em sexta-feira, 25 de junho de 2021, às 00:34:23 -03, Maxim Cournoyer 
> Thiago Jung Bauermann <> writes:
> > It’s possible to build texlive-latex-l3kernel with IniTeX (i.e., by
> > calling `pdftex -ini` or `tex -ini`) and docstrip, without any format
> > loaded.
> It was worth it to ask :-).


> > So I made some changes to texlive-build-system to that, and it worked.
> > By which I mean: the texlive-latex-l3kernel package builds, and the
> > texlive- latex-base build is attempted and fails in the same way as it
> > was failing when I sent the last email, when generating latex formats.
> > I think I’m missing some file(s) with definitions for LaTeX macros,
> > but I don’t know yet.
> > 
> > I pushed a new branch “bug-48064-texlive-2021-l3kernel-initex” to my
> > GitLab repo at with two patches
> > implementing the new approach.
> I had a cursory look at the commits; they look good to me!  And the
> commit messages are very useful in understanding the hows and whys.
> Make sure to send them to after you are satisfied
> with the result!

Thank you for having a look! I will certainly submit themt o Guix when I 
manage to get a working build of TeX Live 2021.


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