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