[texhax] TexLive 2008

Donald Arseneau asnd at triumf.ca
Wed Sep 24 08:12:18 CEST 2008

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> writes:

> Eh???   What the fuck are you talking about????????
> What do you mean with
>   "the instructions for decompressing in Windows"???????

Duuuh, how about:

"get the sources for lzma utilities and/or the lzma binaries, including 
Windows, that we've compiled for TeX Live. From a command prompt, run 
lzmadec <texlive2008.iso.lzma >texlive2008.iso to decompress it."

> Go to http://tug.org/texlive and follow the instructions given there.

That's where this crap comes from.  Also the download page for lzma
is terrible.

Walter Sägesser wrote:

> Rather download 100 or even 500MB more than run after a decompressor.

The sizes are 1.19GB vs 2.44GB for lzma vs raw, but I'll have to
download the raw and zip it in order to compare sensibly.

If you want to help distribute the raw iso, download it by bittorrent
on a well-connected computer, and seed it.

Donald Arseneau                          asnd at triumf.ca

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