[tex-k] install-tl

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu Sep 4 00:25:28 CEST 2008

Peter Breitenlohner writes:
 > Hi Karl,
 > I just installed TeXlive (scheme teTeX) into my $HOME from my local
 > copy of the current svn.
 > (1) I got a broken symlink ps4pdf->../../texmf-dist/scripts/pst-pdf/ps4pdf

Hi Peter,
there seems to be a bug indeed:

Does it work if you change the symlink to point to


?  There is a file texmf-dist/scripts/pst-pdf/ps4pdf in the repository
but it doesn't exist on an installed system.  And 

   grep ps4pdf tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb


   bin/<many platforms except Windows>/ps4pdf

Hence it should be installed.

 > (2) I suppose the whole installed tree contains no absolute paths,
 > and I can move it later to some other place with no harm. Correct?

Correct.  And the difference between TL-2008 and former releases is
that even on Windows it's sufficient to set %PATH% appropriately.
Siep Kroonenberg spent an enormous amount of time in order to make
this happen.  I'm deeply grateful.


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