[tex-live] Re: TeX Live UNIX shell scripts

Vladimir Volovich vvv@vsu.ru
Tue, 16 Apr 2002 20:45:10 +0400

"KB" == Karl Berry writes:

 >     this may be an issue for other uses/scripts, but why not get
 > rid of such wrapper scripts, and use symlinks instead

 KB> Unfortunately symlinks (and hard links) cannot be put onto a cd,
 KB> I think?

they can, of course. (using rockridge extensions which are
understandable my unix systems)

and TeX Live has been using symlinks in several locations in all
versions i have seen.

i think TeX Live should use symlinks in more cases, -- i.e. instead of
wrapper scripts to launch TeX and friends more systematically.