I install tex live from iso image: http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/CTAN/systems/texlive/Images/texlive.iso.

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But when i run xelatex, it turns out:

Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I use gdb xelatex core_file with the run command:

$ gdb xelatex core.16233 
GNU gdb (GDB) Red Hat Enterprise Linux (7.2-50.el6)
Copyright (C) 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.


(gdb) run
No core file now.
Starting program: /usr/local/texlive/2018/bin/x86_64-linux/xelatex 
warning: Could not load shared library symbols for linux-vdso.so.1.
Do you need "set solib-search-path" or "set sysroot"?

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()

My system is:

cat /etc/*release
CentOS Linux release 6.2 (Final)
CentOS Linux release 6.2 (Final)
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    possibly related to this, although the error slightly different tex.stackexchange.com/questions/443489/… – David Carlisle Jul 28 '18 at 14:42
  • @DavidCarlisle Thanks, it seems tex live2018 do not support centos 6.2. – selfboot Jul 29 '18 at 11:08
  • You could use Exodus to bundle all the dependencies on a system which supports TeX Live 2018 and transfer it to your Cent OS machine. – Henri Menke Feb 24 at 22:39

as i answered on the other question, and replied on the tex-live list: everything except those programs which require new icu/poppler can be compiled (xetex, luatex, and a handful of others), and i already did that. i don't know of any way to get a usable xetex binary for centos 6.x; what you tried is more than anyone has done before (as far as i know), and the fact that it doesn't work is sad, but not surprising. good luck.

  • There is a way to get XeTeX etc. on Cent OS 6.2 but I don't think it's worth the effort. In essence you'd have to compile a more recent version of GCC which supports C++11 to compile TeX Live. But that will not be redistributable because the libc has to be the same of newer than what was compiled against, so you'd have to statically link libc but that comes with its own set of problems. – Henri Menke Feb 24 at 22:31
  • Hi Henri -- yes, agreed, as we previously discussed on the list. – Karl Berry Feb 26 at 23:36

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