[tex-live] missing data files

Herbert Voss Herbert.Voss at FU-Berlin.DE
Tue Jul 28 08:52:44 CEST 2009

Heiko Oberdiek schrieb:
> On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 04:19:41PM -0500, Karl Berry wrote:
>> Hi Herbert,
>>     /graphics/pstricks/contrib/pst-geo/data/
>>     /graphics/pstricks/contrib/pst-geo/dataII/
>>     are missing. Should be installed under
>>     /tex/latex/pst-geo/data
>>     /tex/latex/pst-geo/dataII
>>     and, if possible, not as a tarzip
>> I was just copying what is on CTAN.
>> It was because they were .tgz that I put (left) them in doc.  I assume
>> having a .tgz in the runtime is useless.
>> Anyway, in this particular case, there's a bigger problem.  The
>> uncompressed dataII is some 124 megabytes.  I'm sure there is not enough
>> space for that on the DVD.  (The uncompressed 16MB of data.tgz is bad
>> enough.)
>> So I'm not sure what to do.
> If the .dat files are meant for PostScript interpreters only, then

yes, they are only needed for GhostScript or Distiller

> they can be compressed using PostScript filters. I have written
> some scripts:
>   http://www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~oberdiek/tmp/pst-geo-compress.zip
> Using LZW the needed space would be 41 MB,
> using Flate method the needed space is 32 MB.
> The latter one has the disadvantage, that the PostScript interpreter
> has to support Language Level 3.
> The needed space can be further decreased by about 4-5 %, if
> unnecessary white space is removed from the .dat files previously.
> Herbert, what do you think?

good idea


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