[tex-live] Installing TeXLive2008 on Cygwin

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sat Aug 23 01:05:07 CEST 2008

        ln -sf /usr/bin/lzma.exe lzmadec.i386-cygwin

Good, that is the right thing to do.

    Why does the installer not search if the system has its own lzma
    package? This would avoid the above procedure.

We can't do that because different versions of lzma are not all
compatible, and there is no simple way to be sure we're getting what we
need.  And also because trying to "search the system" is quite
error-prone in general.

    (Obviously the main way is to build texlive under Cygwin!)

Right.  If you would be able to work with us to do that, please let me
know.  (And one simple part of that will be to include a Cygwin lzmadec
binary in TL ...)


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