[tex-live] TeXLive-CD/DVD (Installation)

Oliver Bandel oliver at first.in-berlin.de
Tue May 22 12:05:59 CEST 2007

On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 09:49:18AM +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
> Oliver Bandel wrote:
> >On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 07:44:35PM -0500, Karl Berry wrote:
> >  
> >>       anyway the standard "cp" ("copy" on windows) upon the given list. 
> >>
> >>That may be true with the Windows installer, I can't say, but it's not
> >>true on Unix.  We use the "lists" files to make file lists and then use
> >>tar to move them wholesale, instead of invoking cp on each list.
> >>    
> >
> >
> >BTW: how will *.sh be used on windows?
> >If never seen that running there ;-)
> >
> >So, if a binary must run on all platforms,
> >a script must also.
> >
> >If there is a distinction between these OS's,
> >using different installation tools, then
> >it should also be possible to use binaries,
> >created from same source, compiled to native
> >code for those platforms... ?!
> >  
> perl, python, ruby ... these can all be wrapped into 'pseudo binaries' 
> being the core engine plus libs used plus scripts into one file which then 
> can run as any program without the need to install the whole scripting 
> environment

I understand your answer in this way: let's use the pragmatical approach. :)


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