[tex-live] Re: TL2004 - inst - installation

EP parsons_dot_e at sympatico.ca
Sun Nov 21 22:03:07 CET 2004

Karl Berry wrote:

>            UnZip 5.51 of 22 May 2004, by Info-ZIP.  Maintained by C. Spieler.
>A new version of unzip et al.  Very interesting.
>I download the original unzip 5.51 source from 
>  http://sunsite.cnlab-switch.ch/ftp/mirror/infozip/src/
>and compiled it on a machine running Red Hat workstation 2.1, using
>gcc 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.2 2.96-128.7.2) for Unix (Linux ELF) on Nov 21 2004.
>The resulting unzip binary was able to unpack bin-amstex.i386-linux.zip
>without an error:
>$ unzip -v $einst/archive/*amstex*i386-linux*
>Archive:  /home/ftp/texlive/Contents/testinst/archive/
>  inflating: bin/i386-linux/altpdfamstex  
>    linking: bin/i386-linux/amstex   -> pdfetex 
>  inflating: texmf/lists/bin-amstex.i386-linux  
>finishing deferred symbolic links:
>  bin/i386-linux/amstex  -> pdfetex
>This seems to indicate that the bug is in some change that RH has made
>to the original source, or (less likely) a compiler bug.
>Could you try compiling the original source on FC3 and see if that
>works?  And if it does, report the bug to RH? 
Unbelievable.  I downloaded the original sources, as suggested, and 
unzipped one of the problem files.  It works properly, just as it did 
for you.  I don't know how FC can break something like unzip.

Original unzip gives the following:
$ unzip-5.51/unzip bin-latex.i386-linux.zip
    Archive:  bin-latex.i386-linux.zip
        linking: bin/i386-linux/latex    -> pdfetex
      inflating: texmf/lists/bin-latex.i386-linux
    finishing deferred symbolic links:
      bin/i386-linux/latex   -> pdfetex

FC3 unzip gives the following:
$ unzip bin-latex.i386-linux.zip
    Archive:  bin-latex.i386-linux.zip
        linking: bin/i386-linux/latex    warning:  symbolic link 
(bin/i386-linux/latex) failed
    error:  zipfile probably corrupt (segmentation violation)

Sorry about bringing up something that is specific to FC3.

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