[tex-live] Bug report - tl-install fails on Solaris due to tar assumptions

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Jul 1 02:17:58 CEST 2009

On 1 July 2009 Andre van Eyssen wrote:

 > On Wed, 1 Jul 2009, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
 > > there is a Perl tar module (Archive/Tar.pm).  If we can assume that
 > > it's installed on all platforms, it's probably the best solution.
 > Sadly, it's not a default perl module and a quick check shows that it 
 > doesn't ship with the Solaris perl distribution. I'm pretty sure some of 
 > the other supported platforms don't ship with perl by default, either.

You are right, sorry.
 > What about shipping the offending package in a shell archive (shar)? 
 > That's pretty platform independant.

More important:  Is it written entirely in Perl or does it depend on
shared libraries?  It's too late now to invesigate...  Have to go to bed.


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