Package Details: tectonic 0.4.1-0

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Package Base: tectonic
Description: Modernized, complete, self-contained TeX/LaTeX engine, powered by XeTeX and TeXLive
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Keywords: latex tex typesetting
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: jtojnar
Maintainer: tectonic-deploy (polyzen)
Last Packager: tectonic-deploy
Votes: 21
Popularity: 2.86
First Submitted: 2017-05-30 18:36
Last Updated: 2021-01-03 03:39

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pepper_chico commented on 2020-12-28 05:50

@haawda someone did:

haawda commented on 2020-12-22 16:54

pepper_chico, mvdan: there will be a binary package if you create one.

homk: no, gcc is in base-devel.

mvdan commented on 2020-12-17 10:30

Agreed with @pepper_chico; I have a relatively recent laptop, but the build+test still took a good five minutes of burning CPU.

pepper_chico commented on 2020-12-04 22:04

Hi. This package is listed on the Pre-built binary packages docs section, but it's not a binary package. Sure, it's not a -bin package, but docs made me think otherwise, so I used yay to install it right away, and now it's still building on my low-end laptop....

Will there be a -bin package?

FWIW, the GitHub release assets does provide prebuilt binaries for Linux.

homk commented on 2020-11-28 21:27

Extremely useful, especially in docker. Ty. I need it in package repository)

Btw, I see that when I build it on new system, it fails because gcc was not found. Does it means that gcc should be added as build time dep? ...and openssl (pkg-config).

... Compiling proc-macro2 v1.0.20 error: linker cc not found | = note: No such file or directory (os error 2)

error: aborting due to previous error

error: could not compile libc

rich_o commented on 2020-09-07 21:05

Seems to have a wrong sha51 checksum.

tfl5034 commented on 2018-08-22 01:06

I don't know what the correct solution to this is, but I problems running tectonic because my system was missing This was because the icu library on Arch is on version 62 so I had to install icu61 from the AUR here:

I guess either this should be added as a dependency or perhaps the package could be updated to use icu 62.

jtojnar commented on 2017-12-09 15:52

The new version is actually supposed to be deployed automatically on release, see

Only nobody updated so nothing happened.

beardhatcode commented on 2017-11-10 14:20

there is a newer version on GitHub (

Changing the pkgver to 0.1.6 and setting 5c201c979069dfb780040b42d8c516847668bd6d429eabb20f5fb15a3873832c as checksum gives the last version

jtojnar commented on 2017-06-01 01:14

@alexanderbauer you are right, I was not too careful when filling my template. Fixed.