[tex-live] TeXLive (Windows) bash script -> exe

Josef Kleber josef.kleber at gmx.de
Mon May 19 18:57:06 CEST 2014

Am 19.05.2014 18:19, schrieb Siep Kroonenberg:
> On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 06:05:40PM +0200, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
>> Am Mon, 19 May 2014 17:39:37 +0200 schrieb Josef Kleber:
>>>> There are a lot of scripts in there like installfont-tl (bash) or
>>>> ctanify (perl). And there seems to be indeed some kind of magic that
>>>> turns all these scripts into an Windows exe!
>>> Or some kind of shebang evaluation with executing the right
>>> interpretator, which need to be installed somehow and somewhere?
>> If I run installfont-tl on windows I get:
>> G:\Z-Test>installfont-tl --help
>> D:\texlive\2014\bin\win32\runscript.tlu:673:
>> D:\texlive\2014\bin\win32\runscript
>> .tlu:643: program not found (not part of TeX Live): bash
>> I can run perl-based script as I have perl installed, and in general
>> windows user don't mind to install it.
>> But imho many wouldn't like to install cygwin. I find it confusing:
>> all descriptions assume somehow that a linux user wants to get "his
>> tools" on windows too and this makes it not easy for native windows
>> users. Similar for msys (which I do have, but is not in my path).
> We add only enough Unix stuff to implement the infrastructure. If
> you read the comments at the start of <root>/bin/win32/runscript.tlu
> then you see which additional script languages are supported _if
> they are already installed_. I quote:
> The following script types and their file extensions are currently
> supported and searched in that order:
>    Lua      (.tlu;.texlua;.lua) --  included
>    Perl     (.pl)               --  included
>    Ruby     (.rb)               --  requires installation
>    Python   (.py)               --  requires installation
>    Tcl      (.tcl)              --  requires installation
>    Java     (.jar)              --  requires installation
>    VBScript (.vbs)              --  part of Windows
>    JScript  (.js)               --  part of Windows
>    Batch    (.bat;.cmd)         --  part of Windows
> Finally, Unix-style extensionless scripts are searched as last and
> the interpreter program is established based on the she-bang (#!)
> specification on the very first line of the script.  This can be
> an arbitrary program but it must be present on the search path.

Okay, that would be okay with me. I don't have a problem add Cygwin as 
system requirement for Windows user in the doc.

One question remains: Is it enough to kindly ask for adding osmimage to 
/svn/branches/tl2013/source/texk/texlive/linked_scripts after CTAN upload?


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