[tex-live] TL '11 pretest, binaries packages

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Mon Jun 20 16:58:28 CEST 2011

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 04:47:28PM +0200, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Hello!
> TL '11 contains a lot of packages <name>.<ARCH>. Each of these
> packages <name> exists in a dozen or more variants because so many
> architectures are supported. Although many of these packages do not
> contain binaries but scripts, for example in Perl or Python or Ruby
> or Lua or Java or TclTk/wish, architecture and platform independent,
> some are just symbolic links. Why do these <ARCH> packages exist?

For command-line use you want these scripts on the searchpath. These
symlinks are a way to accomplish that, assuming that the binary
directory for the platform is on the searchpath.

Or did you mean something else?

Siep Kroonenberg

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