[tex-live] 8.3 file name restrictions

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Sep 13 17:33:57 CEST 2006

> 2006/9/13, Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu.org>:
> > There is a looong list of files on TeXLive which can't be properly
> > handled on MS-DOS (just run doschk) -- I don't talk about
> I seriously doubt that 8.3 should be of any concern today. The only
> filesytems for which this matters are
> - FAT (DOS, which is long out of date),
> - ISO 9660 level 1 (CDROM), for which various work-arounds exist, and
> - ODS-? (RT-11/OpenVMS), for which newer versions exist.

the rt-11/rsx-11 file systems didn't last beyond vms v1.6 (which i was
using in something like 1978); it was labelled ods-1 when ods-2 was
introduced with vms v2.  things branded as "openvms" (hah!) may still
have the capability, but using it would be as daft as using dos fat on
win xp.

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