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