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

Vladimir Volovich vvv@vsu.ru
Tue, 16 Apr 2002 22:53:44 +0400

"VV" == Vladimir Volovich writes:

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

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

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

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

also, TeX Live cdrom depends on, requires, and uses rockridge
extensions - for proper file permissions on unix systems, for
case-sensitive filenames, etc.

so having symlinks instead of wrapper scripts is safe and clean.