[tex-live] distributions other than .iso for TL08

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Sun Jun 22 12:47:29 CEST 2008

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:

> Edd Barrett writes:
>  > Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
>  > 
>  > > AFAIK, there will be a tarball release too this year, since it's
>  > > easier for linux distros to handle, but it is not yet part of the
>  > > daily test builds.
>  > 
>  > I think that is a src tarball only.
> I think it will contain the stuff which is supposed to be burnt to the
> DVD.  Everything else doesn't make sense because the sources are
> accessible by subversion, rsync, and a lot of other programs already.

I guess the sources are on the DVD, too, since we don't want to provide
a "Written offer..."? But in any case, the sources *do* make sense in
the tarball for the distros, because the point of having a TeXLive
package included in your distro is that you have it compiled according
to the policies of that distro. This often included dynamic linking,

Regards, Frank

Frank Küster
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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