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RE: [Axiom-developer] --patch-50

From: Bill Page
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] --patch-50
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 10:13:08 -0400

On September 1, 2006 9:36 AM Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Tim Daly wrote:
> | > | I've built a debian box.
> | > | The default setup does not include latex or x11 support.
> | >

On Debian of course the usual method of building Axom would be
from the Debian sources... :)

  apt-get source axiom

and the build-deps are also easy to satisfy.

> | > Most of the compile farm (non-linus) hosts offered by SF
> | > display similar setting: either they don't have latex or
> | > they don't have svn. I eventually gave up using them as
> | > testing platforms.
> |
> | isn't that the point of configure?
> Axiom requires latex for build. If the environment does not have
> latex, I cannot build Axiom, therefore I cannot test it on that
> platform.

I would be surprise to learn that latex was not available for
any computer system in use today. If latex is not installed,
then (usually) installing it is straight-forward. For example,
there are several different latex versions available for Windows
systems (miktex being perhap the most common free version).

Anyway, I do not see why the Axiom build should be designed to
require latex. The only really essential tool here is noweb.

Bill Page.

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