[tex-live] private "tl-bin" directory?

Vedran Miletić rivanvx at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 17:57:14 CET 2007

There is one thing to consider: Windows have no package manager or
dependency handling of any kind, and it's not weird or strange to have
one dll installed multiple times (that actually happens very often).
So, it's what George suggested is actually quite normal on Windows,
even it would be completely unacceptable on Linux/BSD systems.

Having to install them for second time isn't much an issue either --
besides the fact that most Windows installations are already full of
cruft (including duplicate programs and libs), hard drives are big
enough and cheap enough today, so I guess it would be all OK.

I vote for George's suggestion.

2007/2/17, Frank Küster <frank at kuesterei.ch>:
> "George N. White III" <gnwiii at gmail.com> wrote:
> > but there is no reason TL can't play nicely by putting install-info in
> > a "private" bin directory, say "tl-bin", for use by TL scripts.   This
> > could also be useful for TL-supplied utilities (unzip, tar, sed, awk,
> > perl, gs, ruby, lua, etc.) on systems that don't commonly have them
> That's an interesting idea.  On the other hand, it means that if I
> install TeXLive on a Windows system, I have perl and gs installed, but
> can't use them; if I need them for other reasons, I have to install them
> a second time.
> Regards, Frank
> --
> Dr. Frank Küster
> Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
> Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

Vedran Miletić
Student at Mathemathics Department, University of Rijeka

More information about the tex-live mailing list