[tex-live] install texlive 2009 on cygwin

Ken Brown kbrow1i at gmail.com
Sun Dec 20 21:51:36 CET 2009

On 12/19/2009 7:43 PM, Steven Woody wrote:
> 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.

I don't see anything wrong, but I don't know what daemon-tool is.  Maybe 
Cygwin doesn't get along with it.

The attached file shows you what the symlinks should look like.  I'm not 
sure what's the simplest way to create them at this point.  Maybe you 
should just reinstall the Cygwin binaries from the net, so that the 
symlinks get created automatically.  I think you could do this by using 
tlmgr or update-tlmgr-latest.sh, but I don't know the details off the 
top of my head.  Or can someone suggest a better way?

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