[tex-live] TL2004 - inst - installation

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Sat Nov 20 19:11:08 CET 2004

EP wrote:

> It's probably a well-known problem, but just downloaded test TL 2004 
> (20041120).
> When installing the "inst" version, just changing the installation 
> directory, i get the following types of errors on FC3.
> Unpacking zip files for packages...
> ...................warning:  symbolic link (bin/i386-linux/amstex) failed

Can you grab some of the zip files by hand from the CD and test them? 
The only
two possibilities are that the zip files are genuinely corrupt (seems 
very unlikely)
or that your copy of unzip is weird. Again, given the stability of zip 
over quite some years,
this too seems unlikely.

we have changed nothing of this part of the system, and I have not seen any
report before like this, so its puzzling. FC3 should not be that 
different from
other systems.

Sebastian Rahtz      
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