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Binaries can now be built from

 svn co http://svn.contextgarden.net/minimals-src/build-binaries

It might take some time to propagate the changes and auto-update this page :)

Binary sources

We take binaries from the following sources:









TeX Live 2009


Rsync on Windows behaves a bit weird. We fetched binaries from

One needs to set

set CYGWIN=noNTsec

before syncing binaries or

chmod 777 tex/texmf-win/bin/*

after that, else binaries won't work.

From rsync bundle one needs to have at least

cygiconv-2.dll # for chmod
cygintl-3.dll  # for chmod

to be able to use rsync from the garden properly. I have no idea what happens if cygwin is in PATH, but it is asking for problems.

Cross-compiling for PPC on Intel Mac

In order to cross-compile for PPC on a Intel Mac, you need to give the compiler and the linker the following additional switches:

-arch ppc

Pretty damn simple, isn't?

So all you have to do is set CFLAGS and LDFLAGS before you run configure (as well as CXXFLAGS, if applicable). Of course it may be that some Makefiles don't honor these variables and override them with something of their own, and this is the major inconvience you will have to deal with (this is actually what the Makefile for lua does; here you would have to set something like MYCFLAGS or XCFLAGS in addition).

Obviously, you can also use a similar instruction to cross-compile the other way round (build for Intel on a PPC host); it's called -arch i386; and if you give both at the same time, it results with a so-called universal binary (the size of which being approximately the sum of the size of both individual binaries). Arthur 17:20, 30 September 2007 (CEST)

For pdfTeX it's enough to say

CFLAGS="-arch ppc" LDFLAGS="-arch ppc" CXXFLAGS="-arch ppc" ./build.sh

XeTeX supports the syntax

./build-xetex "-arch ppc"

for cross-compiling.

It is also adviced to use


and select gcc 3.3 to be more backward compatible, as well as setting


Compiling TeX Live binaries

(Written by Richard Koch) To compile in 64 bits, three flags should be set

CFLAGS="-arch x86_64 -mmacosx-version-min=10.5"; export CFLAGS
CXXFLAGS="-arch x86_64 -mmacosx-version-min=10.5"; export CXXFLAGS
OBJCFLAGS="-arch x86_64 -mmacosx-version-min=10.5"; export OBJCFLAGS

(though probably none of them is really needed when compiling on 64-bit software and export MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET can be set instead)

To use llvm, also set

CC=/Developer/usr/bin/llvm-gcc-4.2; export CC

But then to build, I disable three things:

./Build --disable-pdfopen --disable-xetex --disable-xdv2pdf

Non-Polish Fonts

List of fonts in the old minimals

already there

  • bluesky
    • ams
  • hoekwater
    • context/contnav (is it needed? it's in ConTeXt already)
    • mflogo
    • misc/manfnt
  • public
    • marvosym

temporary there

These fonts will be removed once there will be TeX Gyre math available.

  • urw
    • helvetic
    • palatino
    • times
  • public
    • pxfonts
    • txfonts

superseeded by TeX Gyre

  • urw
    • avantgar (Adobe AvantGarde) -> Adventor
    • bookman -> Bonum
    • courier -> Cursor
    • helvetic -> Heros
    • ncntrsbk (Adobe New Century Schoolbook) -> Schola
    • palatino -> Pagella
    • times -> Termes
    • zapfchan -> Chorus
  • public
    • qfonts

may be removed

  • bluesky
    • cm
  • public
    • cs
    • pl

sort them first

  • adobe/utopia
  • bitstream/charter
  • bluesky
    • ams - check
    • latex-fonts -?
  • public
    • antp -?
    • cb
    • cm-super
    • eulervm
    • fourier
  • urw
    • symbol
    • utopia
    • zapfding

Math support needed


  • Helvetica
  • Times: tx (see type-enc) or belleek or symbol math or omega math
  • Palatino: px (or Pazo) or euler
  • Bookman: kerkis (check)
  • Schoolbook: millenial/fourerenc
  • cmbright
  • Concrete and Euler or Concrete Math

forget-me-not (how to generate map files for XeTeX):

ctxtools --dpx --force --maproot=/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.pkgs/fonts/map/dvips/tex-gyre

Different (check)

  • wcm for syrillic
  • la/lb/lc rb1000 etc.
  • lhr
  • cbgreek
  • computer concrete (AMS) - see type-enc
  • euler (AMS)
  • AMS symbols
  • fourier
  • \definefontsynonym [RalfSmithFormalScript] [rsfs10]
  • \definefontsynonym [MartinVogel] [fmvr8x]

Building plain formats (to be done)

This text will disapear from page, but until we put some additional files to the distribution, here are some notes for me.

There are no CMR fonts in the distribution (more or less on purpose), but you can use LM replacement instead.

% pdftex.ini
\pdfpagewidth=210 true mm
\pdfpageheight=297 true mm
\pdfhorigin=1 true in
\pdfvorigin=1 true in

\input plain
pdftex -ini pdftex.ini

One needs to use:


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