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Buildbot for TeX Live binaries

This is a buildbot setup that's intended to build TeX Live binaries for various platforms.


The list of desired builds includes:

  • Full TeX Live tree (sources)
  • LuaTeX
  • XeTeX
  • Asymptote, including:
    • FFTW (fast Fourier transform library)
    • GSL (GNU Scientific Library)
    • GNU Readline
  • xindy, including:
    • libffcall
    • libsigsegv
    • clisp
  • Biber
  • xz
  • wget
  • gpg


The desired list of target platforms:

  • Mac OS X 10.6
    • powerpc (cross-compiled for 10.5)
    • i386 (cross-compiled for 10.5)
    • x86_64
  • Solaris 10
    • sparc
    • i386
    • x86_64
  • GNU/Linux arm – Raspbian on Raspberry PI
  • GNU/Linux Debian 7 & 9
    • i386
    • x86_64
  • FreeBSD 9 & 11
    • i386
    • amd64
  • NetBSD
  • OpenBSD 6.0 & 6.1
    • i386
    • amd64
  • MinGW-w64 cross-compiler
    • win32
    • win64

A separate setup is needed in cases where C++11 is not supported.

Credits and Special thanks

  • Mark and Johnny from Jožef Stefan Institute for providing the main server
  • Hans Hagen at Pragma ADE for providing the VM infrastructure
  • Dagobert Michelsen from the OpenCSW project for providing access to Solaris machines
  • Norbert Preining, Karl Berry, Akira Kakuto and the rest of the TeX Live team


This has been set up by Mojca Miklavec with help of Alan Braslau. Feel free to ask questions on the TeX Live mailing list.

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