[tex-live] generic scripts

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Wed, 17 Apr 2002 13:43:46 +0100

On Wed, Apr 17, 2002 at 04:22:50PM +0400, Vladimir Volovich wrote:
> I suggest to create a new directory:
>   bin/generic/
> and move all these scripts to it from unix bin directories.
but that means putting two directories on the PATH. 
not the end of the world, I know.

> (and it would be good to fix includeres fixmacps, as i wrote in other
> email)
will do
> Not only it will save some space (the above scripts use about 0.5 Mb)
> because of avoiding duplication, but also it will avoid a mess in
> different versions of these scripts distributed with TeX Live.

would you like symlinks instead?
> Moreover, i suggest to add the functionality to --enable-multiplatform
> configuration option: when it is used, binaries are installed in
> ${bindir}/${platform}/ directory, but i suggest to change Makefile.in's
> to install generic scripts listed above (and those which will appear
> in future versions of TeX Live and teTeX) into ${bindir}/generic/
> instead of ${bindir}/${platform}/

this could be done. but I am not sure this is the time to do it.
I really hesitate to make architectural changes at this point in the cycle. 

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