[tex-live] texlive 8

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed Feb 5 08:46:37 CET 2003

    IFFFFFFF we had a portable installation system,
    it would all be OK! but we dont. 

Sure we do.  install-cd.sh.  (Windows is a completely separate case

    Yes, we have all had this conversation a thousand times, 

We have?  Not on the list I guess, or maybe I wasn't paying attention.

    so yes, in theory. just don't say that it means everyone
    has to use .rpm/.deb/.tar.gz/.zip/.cab.....

Sorry, I don't understand the problem.  Users don't need to know or care
what install-cd.sh uses or how the cd is organized.  They don't know
now.  At least I don't -- I've just been a user :).

I'm not saying it's trivial to do, of course, but it may be worthwhile.

(Oh, and bzip2 should be used for the actual compression, it is better
than anything else.)

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