[tex-live] ctan-o-mat in 2018 pretest

Ken Brown kbrow1i at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 03:42:56 CEST 2018

On 4/13/2018 6:13 PM, David Carlisle wrote:
> running ctan-o-mat  (from anywhere) in cygwin tl pretest  I get the error
> $ ctan-o-mat
> Can't open perl script
> "/usr/local/texlive/2018/bin/x86_64-cygwin/ctan-o-mat.pl": No such
> file or directory
> It just tries to exec
> exec perl "$0.pl" "$@"
> so the one in the bin directory in the path doesn't find the actual
> perl in scripts, it seems to work fine if called directly:
> $ perl /usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/scripts/ctan-o-mat/ctan-o-mat.pl
> --version
> 1.2
> not sure if this is an issue with the upstrean ctan-o-mat or the way
> it's packaged in TL?

The symlink /usr/local/texlive/2018/bin/x86_64-cygwin/ctan-o-mat is 
wrong on Cygwin.  It points to the shell script 
../../texmf-dist/scripts/ctan-o-mat/ctan-o-mat instead of the perl 
script ../../texmf-dist/scripts/ctan-o-mat/ctan-o-mat.pl as it does on 
other unix-like platforms.

This was probably my fault, but I've just committed the correct symlink. 
  I apologize, and I hope this commit will still make into the release. 
If not, it will have to be fixed afterwards.


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