[tex-live] Problem with pax.win32

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sun Mar 30 14:32:33 CEST 2014

I have just installed Diogenes [1] for Windows from Sourceforge [2],
and noticed that as a part of the installation it also installed
Active Perl.

As Diogenes is released under the GNU General Public License version
2.0 (GPLv2), is there any reason why TeX Live should not do likewise ?

Philip Taylor

[1] http://community.dur.ac.uk/p.j.heslin/Software/Diogenes/
Uwe Siart wrote:

> Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> writes:
>> But we do *not* go through each and every perl script and check if
>> all modules are available.
> Dear all,
> I wholeheartedly understand the problem. It is similar if one expected
> TL to come with a C compiler just because there's a *.c file in one of
> the package sources. And windows lacks some infrastructure that Linux
> provides by default. That's how it is.
> I reported that error because I did not know that the TL scripts would
> use an independent perl be it that one is there. I was wrongly thinking
> that the TL wrappers are somehow hard-wired to the perl in TL. But, as I
> learned, that's not the case.

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