[tex-live] LZMA

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 00:00:05 CEST 2008

2008/9/28 Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com>:
> 2008/9/28 Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>:

>> I don't know of any way to control that.  Actually, I'm just as happy
>> that browsers do not download files and decide to make them executable
>> on their own, so even if there's a way to configure it, I don't want to.
> I have looked at the official list of MIME media types at
> http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/ and there is nothing that
> could enable making downloaded files executable. The trick in svn is
> the svn:executable property. It makes the file executable if you fetch
> it by a svn client.

Agree. Simply some users should not be surprised that by default file
is not executable

>>     and change name to lzma f
>> "lzma f"?

Misprint. However lzma.universal-darwin (etc) is too cumbersome; so if
people want to use it systematically...

>> I don't understand the need to change the name at all.  But
>> anyway, doing anything other than what I have already done is not worth
>> the time.  This is all incredibly tangential, because the only people
>> who are going to even contemplate downloading these binaries are those
>> who have some clue about what to do with them.



Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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