[tex-live] Perl for Windows

Zdenek Wagner wagner at cesnet.cz
Fri Jun 16 14:56:22 CEST 2006

On Fri, 16 Jun 2006 gnwiii at gmail.com wrote:

> Is it really necessary to include perl and ghostscript in TL for
> Win32? What about ruby (used by the new ConteXt scripts)?  These are
> both readily available and easy to install on Windows XP. These are
> useful outside of TL and it is asking for trouble to include a
> version that is likely to break other tools.
If you wish to convert EPS images to PDF for use with pdftex via epstopdf,
you need perl. The script does nothing special so that any Perl5 will

Zdenek Wagner
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