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Old 10-13-2012, 08:11 AM   #1
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Build error for texlive

I'm trying to build k9copy which requires ffmpeg, ffmpeg requires texi2html,
which I can't find.
bash-4.2# which texi2html
which: no texi2html in (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin)
but locate finds it:
bash-4.2# locate texi2html*
So, I was trying to build texlive. When I try to build texlive I get the following error:
checking whether yytext is a pointer... yes
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking build system type... i486-slackware-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i486-slackware-linux-gnu
checking what warning flags to pass to the C compiler... -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wno-unknown-pragmas
checking for clisp... clisp
checking for perl... perl
checking for latex... no
checking for elatex... no
checking for lambda... no
checking for pdflatex... no
configure: error: LATEX is required to build xindy rules
=== configuring in xindy failed
make[2]: *** [subutils] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/SBo/texlive-20120701-source/build/utils'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/SBo/texlive-20120701-source/build/utils'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
pkgtools shows tetex-3.0-i486-8.txz and tetex-doc-3.0-i486-8.txz as being
installed. I've removed both packages and re-installed them with:
cd /Downloads/k9copy/ffmpeg/texlive
removepkg tetex-3.0-i486-8.txz
removepkg tetex-doc-3.0-i486-8.txz
installpkg tetex-3.0-i486-8.txz
installpkg tetex-doc-3.0-i486-8.txz
and I still get the build error. I've sent an email to, and the response was
"Note that this package is intended to completely replace (and then some) the tetex packages in Slackware, so you'll need to remove tetex and tetex-doc before installing TeXLive (but NOT before BUILDING it)."
What am I overlooking? A bit of help would be appreciated.



Last edited by lkraemer; 10-13-2012 at 08:24 AM.
Old 10-13-2012, 08:25 AM   #2
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you don't need texlive to build ffmpeg, you need just tetex in slackware.

when you build your packages you need to become root with
su -
not just
it's in ffmpeg's README

besides that, k9copy it's not yet compatible with ffmpeg-0.11 in
Old 10-13-2012, 08:25 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by lkraemer View Post
bash-4.2# which texi2html
which: no texi2html in (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin)
Tetex is enough, you do not need texlive. Tetex has texi2html in /usr/share/texmf/bin/texi2html. /usr/share/texmf/bin should be in your PATH because it is set in /etc/profile.d/ Seems that you have reset the PATH variable to not include e.g. tetex binaries, as your PATH only has /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin.
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ponce & Petri Kaukasoina,
Thanks for the information. I now see what I was doing wrong to not have the proper path.




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