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The following commands were tested on Ubuntu versions
15.04 and will download all the software
required to both compile LilyPond and build the documentation.
Download and install all the LilyPond build-dependencies (approximately
sudo apt-get build-dep lilypond
Download and install additional ‘build’ tools required for compiling;
sudo apt-get install autoconf fonts-texgyre texlive-lang-cyrillic
Although not ‘required’ to compile LilyPond, if you intend to
contribute to LilyPond (codebase or help improve the documentation) then
it is recommended that you also need to install
sudo apt-get install git
Also see Working with source code.
Note: By default, when building LilyPond’s documentation,
pdfTeX is used. However ligatures (fi, fl, ff, etc.) may not
be printed in the PDF output. In this case XeTeX can be used instead.
Download and install the
sudo apt-get install texlive-xetex
The scripts used to build the LilyPond documentation will use XeTeX instead of pdfTeX to generate the PDF documents if it is available. No additional configuration is required.