[tex-live] how to download Tex-live 2008

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Aug 10 01:05:41 CEST 2009

On 9 August 2009 Ronnie Woo wrote:

 > Hi,
 > I am new to this group and Tex so I am hoping someone will be able
 > to lead me in the right direction.  I am trying to get ahold of Tex
 > program and I have failed miserably.  So far I have been able to
 > download the file from the tex-live webpage, which is IZMA zipped
 > file (1.2 GB) and downloaded the IZMA utilities to unzip the tex
 > zipped file.  After I unzipped the IZMA utilities, I did not find
 > any executable file to unzip the tex-live file.  This is where I am
 > stuck.  Please help!

Please download


and type

   lzmadec.win32.exe <texlive2008.iso.lzma >texlive2008.iso

or use 7-zip.  Did you read http://tug.org/texlive/acquire.html ?
It contains all the necessary links and additional information.


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