[tex-live] too many files

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 09:07:34 +0000

On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 06:10:45AM +0100, Staszek Wawrykiewicz wrote:
> What about keeping texmf/sorce/ in zip files, e.g. every directory below
> texmf/sorce/fonts/
> texmf/sorce/generic/
> texmf/sorce/latex/
> texmf/sorce/latex3/
> texmf/sorce/plain/
> and remaining directories ziped below
> texmf/sorce/

two reasons

 a) its much much more work for the installer, and the maintenance.
    if you ask for package X, I have to unpack just its source!
 b) it goes against the "live" nature of the product

> Again, /usergrps seems to contain not so fresh stuff, so it would be
> enough to provide link to tug.org from the main readme.html (10MB to spare).

but the usergroups which give out this CD might not agree?

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