[NTG-context] linux binaries split?

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 12:14:06 CET 2018

On Sat, Mar 24, 2018 at 11:59 AM, Thomas A. Schmitz
<thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I wanted to use my minimal installation on arch linux this morning and
> received this error:
> Binaries for platform 'linuxmusl-64' are missing.
> (There is no folder "/mnt/shared/context/tex/texmf-linuxmusl-64/bin")
> provide a proper tex root (like '. setuptex /something/tex')
hm, what does
command -v ldd >/dev/null && ldd --version 2>&1
say ?
> Looking into setuptex, I see indeed a test for "libc=musl" or "libc=glibc,"
> so it appears that we now have two sets of binaries for linux-64? Is this
> supposed to be a long-term thing or just in the preparation for texlive
> 2018? (I share my minimal directory between several linux installations, so
> I assume I would need both sets?)
it's a "long term", ie until  it's in texlive .
If not in texlive, it can be dropped, but not necessarily.


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