[tex-live] install texlive 2009 on cygwin

Steven Woody narkewoody at gmail.com
Sun Dec 20 01:43:12 CET 2009

On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 4:57 AM, Ken Brown <kbrow1i at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/19/2009 11:49 AM, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
>> Steven Woody wrote:
>>> Why there are also many files in the ISO image get size of zero?
>>> Because it is a xz compressed file, so I assume there is no chance it
>>> can be corrupted.
>> At a guess I would say that all of these files are symlinks under
>> unix.
> They're symlinks under Cygwin also.  I think we need more details about how
> the OP did the installation in order to understand why they didn't come out
> as symlinks.  They will be symlinks if you follow the standard instructions
> for installing texlive on a unix-like system.
> Ken

My installation is simple:

1) open a cygwin bash window
2) xz -d texlive2009.iso.xz
3) mount the texlive2009.iso using daemon-tool on a drive, say G
4) cd into /cygdrive/g
5) $ perl install-tl
6) press 'I' and wait for it complete.

Is there anything wrong? Thanks.

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