[tex-live] sum: binaries for tl2004

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Tue Jun 15 15:19:35 CEST 2004

Karl Berry :

>     I can't see any glaring absences here (except if Sebastian can't produce
>     *bsd binaries), so I'm inclined to say that's it for this year. Comments ?
> The only other platform we used to provide is hpux.  I don't think it's
> important (I don't recall receiving a single complaint when it went
> missing a couple years ago), but if someone has access and is bored ...
>     The only others which come to mind are: opteron64-linux and power4-aix -
>     both of which I can take care of if there's interest.
> The more the merrier, IMHO.

Hey, I did complain but only later

For our HPUX 10.20+11 it needs to be compiled, which I have done by
hand the last few years. TL 7 was a pain in the b** because of the broken

As long as I can compile it here I don't mind simply leaving it out of TL,
we're outfacing the HP system (using Linux instead) so hopefully in the
future I will not need it.

I managed to compile TL 2003 with a few problems (for some reason it will
only compile om HPUX 10.20, but I think this has to do with our setup) and
it's very very slow (I did one test where my test document compiled within
0.5 sec on a Linux server and 20-30 secs on our HPUX 10.20), but I don;t
mind I only use Linux and when people complain about the speed on HPUX I
just ask them to use a Linux server, and I never hear them complain again


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