[OS X TeX] Recommendations for downloading LaTEX

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Feb 2 12:38:38 CET 2005

On 2 Feb 2005, at 11:28 am, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 2 feb 2005, at 12:19, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>>> On Feb 1, 2005, at 9:58 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>>> Perhaps the best thing here would be to track what the MikTeX folks 
>>> do,
>>> use the same filesets for .ii2 files as they use for their .cab files
>>> and it'd ``just work''.
>> I have investigated .cab files a while back to see if I could build an
>> i-Package interface to a MiKTeX repository, but the result was 
>> negative:
>> there is no free .cab tool for unix as I recall.
> Ah, gotta love Google: http://www.kyz.uklinux.net/cabextract.php
> I recall I tried it last time we had this discussion, and the cab 
> format
> isn't too pleasant, a hierarchy will be extracted into a single 
> directory,
> with the directory names squashed into the file-name. This may of 
> course be
> caused by this piece of software.

I was about to respond with a link to cabextract, but you got there 

Not sure how long ago you tried this, but one of the "changes since 
0.6" is "no longer gets / and \ mixed up". Might that have something to 
do with the problem you saw extracing hierarchies? The web page 
mentions "preserving any internal directory structure". Might be worth 
another look.


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