Ubuntu

The following commands were tested on Ubuntu versions 14.04 LTS, 14.10 and 15.04 and will download all the software required to both compile LilyPond and build the documentation.

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 texlive-xetex package.

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.

LilyPond Contributor’s Guide v2.25.17 (development-branch).