[tei-council] Build errors locally, but not on Jenkins

Martin Holmes mholmes at uvic.ca
Tue Apr 26 15:29:29 EDT 2011

Hi Sebastian,

The build completes without errors now.

These are good workarounds for my local machine, but when we come to 
create a Jenkins clone, I'll need to get all this working, so I might as 
well have a go now.

My TeX Live packages are 2009-7ubuntu (I'm running Lucid). I see there 
are various ways of installing TeX Live 2010:


but I don't see any sign of a repo or a ppa. Can I just 
download/install, or will that screw up existing packages? Or do you 
think I should just worry about this on the Jenkins clone, and keep my 
desktop setup as it is?

For the Jenkins machine, this is our basic plan:

  -Start with an Ubuntu 10.04 headless server install.

  -Install the Oracle JDK.

  -Install Tomcat (any particular version? Latest? What's in repos?).

  -Install Jenkins from here:

  -Install Tex Live 2010 from here:

  -Follow these instructions to get a working build setup:


I'm pretty sure we'll also have to install some extras (fonts and the 
like), and we'll need all your Jenkins configuration. Is this the right 
way to go, do you think?


On 11-04-26 11:10 AM, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On 26 Apr 2011, at 18:45, Martin Holmes wrote:
>> BUILD: check XeLaTeX systems works locally
>> xelatex --interaction=batchmode Utilities/fonttest
>> This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian)
> sadly, them's the breaks when using Debian's older
> TeX Live, I think. Frustrating for you, sorry. Jenkins
> uses a TeX Live 2010.
> I have altered the main Makefile so that a simple
> "make" now no longer tries to make pdf and epub,
> and does not validate the HTML.
> should make your life smoother.
> obviously you can
>      make pdf
> or
>      make epub
> as and when needed
> sound OK?
> --
> Sebastian Rahtz
> Head of Information and Support Group, Oxford University Computing Services
> 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Phone +44 1865 283431
> Sólo le pido a Dios
> que el futuro no me sea indiferente

Martin Holmes
University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre
(mholmes at uvic.ca)

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