[tex-live] Tex-live

Andrew Myers andru at cs.cornell.edu
Tue Sep 8 17:24:16 CEST 2009

Victor Ivrii wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 4:39 AM, Robin Fairbairns 
> <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk <mailto:Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk>> 
> wrote:
>     is there no "config/make"-type path for the lzma tools?
> It used to be. Now however we have xz and if I remember correctly 
> TL2009  should come in this format. xz (http://tukaani.org/xz/) 
> compiled on MacOSX SL without any problems and right now lzma on my 
> system(s) is no more than symlink to xz
> Victor

Thanks for the pointer to xz. If the currently broken link to lzma on 
the Tex-Live site had been replaced by a link to xz, I would not have 
had any problems. As it was, I was   Googling for lzma source to get to 
square one on Tex-Live, and not being too impressed by what I managed to 
find. xz is very easy to build, by contrast. (I didn't notice that you 
were providing prebuilt lzma executables, and I wanted in any case to 
see what I was getting into before running a binary executable on my 

On the other hand, the Tex-Live network install script works extremely 
well, once I accept the warm smothering embrace of full automation.


-- Andrew

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