[tex-live] too many files

Fabrice Popineau Fabrice.Popineau@supelec.fr
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 16:05:22 +0100

* Martin Schroeder <martin@oneiros.de> writes:

> If on-the-fly decompression could be used for fonts (i.e. pfbs) and
> the documentation, we would gain the compression of up to 450 MB,
> i.e. more than 50% of the cd. Seems worth at least a try.

That's true we would gain quite a lot of space : not as much as the
compressed image but still quite a lot. However the real problem in
this case is to make sure that every single program will access the
compressed files using kpathsea, which is a huge job. Not speaking
about the ones that read on stdin and so on. What we need is a cdrom
filesystem that supports compression.