[tex-live] Problem with pax.win32

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sun Mar 30 15:03:32 CEST 2014

2014-03-30 14:32 GMT+02:00 Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> 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.
The license of Active Perl does not allow merging with other products
and does not allow redistribution. The only possibility is to include
a link so that a user can install it from the original web source. If
someone installs TeX Live from a DVD without a network connection,
installation will not work. The license is here:


> 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/
> [2]
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/diogenes/files/latest/download?source=files
> --------
> 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.

Zdeněk Wagner

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