[tex-live] Problem with pax.win32

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sun Mar 30 22:45:15 CEST 2014

2014-03-30 22:35 GMT+02:00 Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> Zdenek Wagner wrote:
>>> Equally obvious answer : "In that case, Active Perl will not
>>> be installed; if you require Active Perl (or any other Perl
>>> implementation), you will need to download and install it
>>> as a separate exercise".
>> And thus you will not be able to install at all because install-tl
>> requires perl.
> There is no reason at all why Siep's Perl should not continue
> to accompany TeX Live; I am proposing that Active Perl should
> accompany TeX Live /in addition/ to Siep's Perl.  Alternatively,
> Siep's Perl could be installed in any installation for which
> Active Perl could not.
>> Do you think that violation of the software developer's license is
>> pretty legal and respecting the developer's license is the act of
>> racism? Are you prepared to go to the court of justice and persuade
>> the judge that non-violating the license will be an act of racism and
>> therefore TeX Live maintainers decide to violate the license?
> It is not like you, Zdeněk, to resort to straw-man arguments such
> as this and the one above; IF there are valid legal reasons why Active
> Perl may not be legally included with TeX Live, yet may be legally
> included with Diogenes, then let us hear those reasons; but please
> do not set out to suggest that I am proposing that the developers
> of TeX Live should act illegally.  I started this thread by pointing
> out that Diogenes, itself under Gnu licence, appears to have no
> problem in installing Active Perl at the same time as it installs
> itself, and I asked -- perfectly reasonably, IMHO -- why TeX Live
> should not do the same.
So why insteat of writing about racism don't you help TL developers by
asking the Diogenes developers how they managed to obtain another

> Philip Taylor

Zdeněk Wagner

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