[tex-live] Problem with pgf/tikz in tl 2008 on Windows

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Tue Sep 23 19:07:11 CEST 2008

With regard to the discussion of the file in pgf having
a truncated name:

The file in question has the wrong name in pgf.tar
I downloaded pgf.tar.lzma from www.ctan.org just 5 minutes ago.
The output of
    lzma d pgf.tar.lzma pgf.tar
    tar -tf pgf.tar

is, in part,


(Line truncated at the start for readability.) The database
texlive.tlpdb has it listed corectly. Thus, the problem should
appear in any TeX Live that installed via the current archive.

Windows may or may not have a character limit of 255 on filenames,
but it certainly doesn't have such a limit on pathnames, and even
the length of this particular path shouldn't come anywhere near 255.
The path starting at "texmf..." is only 101. I can't believe anyone
would install it in a path with 155 characters before that.
"C:\Program Files\TeXLive\2008\"  only comes to 30.


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
"Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum" --Descartes

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