[Dev-luatex] Compiling LuaTeX on Windows

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Sep 10 17:56:20 CEST 2010


On 10 September 2010 luigi scarso wrote:

 > > http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/MSYS-1.0.11.exe
 > good.
 > mingw-get-inst-20100831.exe
 > has already it's msys
 > but build.sh seems fails because ln -s doesn't exist
 > need to investigate a bit.

The version of MSYS/MinGW I installed on a machine at work a few years
ago provided an ln program.  But ln -s actually did the same as cp -p.
This is not what Unix users expect and thus a bit confusing.  On the
other hand it's not easy to provide symlinks on Windows and this
workaround might be sufficient in most cases.  Sure, one should be
aware of it.

If they removed the ln program from their distribution (should be
documented somewhere), you can write your own one:

#! /bin/sh
cp -p "$@"

Regards,
  Reinhard

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