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

Edd Barrett vext01 at gmail.com
Wed May 23 03:27:57 CEST 2007

Hi Oliver,

How are you?

On 23/05/07, Oliver Bandel <oliver at first.in-berlin.de> wrote:
> reading this is strange...

=) I aim to please.

> shells were invented to have a flexible system....


ls &> somefile in ksh. Does it work? Nope. Shells are _different_!

We call the above a "bashism"

> When reading this text one is tempted to prefer binaries,
> specialized for the target platform in general.

eh? Scripting languages are platform independant? The guys at [insert
language here] have compiled against native libraries and done the
hard work for you.

> Isn't bash installed on most systems?

By default on OpenBSD no. You can install it using the package
manager. We have ksh and sh installed by default.

> Should we go back and use sh instead?

Most linux systems seem to think it is ok to ln -s /usr/bin/bash
/bin/sh. Do you?

Thanks for the prompt reply!

Best Regards



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