[tex-live] TL 0206 notes
Fri, 16 Feb 2001 12:50:52 +0000
Staszek Wawrykiewicz writes:
> Short notes on TL6 20010206:
> 1. jadetex and xmltex formats warnings:
> WARNING: Elsevier font setup not found
> WARNING: mmasym package not loaded. some symbols will fail
its true. if you don't have them, jadetex gives a warning.
> 2. /Master directory on CD? Why?
> 3. It is good time to change strings TeX Live 5 to TeX Live 6 (also
> in texsetup.exe)
yes, I try to do this when I see a reference.
> 4. Win32
> we have now 2 versions: TeXSetup and TeXSetup1.0.7, however
> autorun.inf points to TeXSetup --net-download
> At the start we have:
> I was given --net-download option so I will try
> to establish the Internet connection
> The user has only *one* choice: `OK' (somehow frustrating, when
> installing from the TL CD). Fabrice, would you please consider
> adding another button(s): `Install only from CD/HD'.
> It will be OK for both TL CD and fptex downloaded from CTAN. Or, better,
> do not start with --net-download by default, and let this option
> in the dialog box.
agreed. i think Fabrice agrees too
> 5. As I've already asked, what to do when installing first the basic stuff
> and then adding, e.g., pdftex, etex or omega? As we have in .tpm files,
> only macros and supplementary files are installed, without binaries
> and pools... On Windows, the user perhaps has to select also win32
> package, so we can add such hint to the docs. On Unix systems it is
> more complicated. Well, this should be left for future thoughts...
I agree. this is a mess. it needs a new engineering of the install
> 6. I received some questions concerning Linux and TL
yes I get those too :-}
> Some conclusions for now:
> - install-cd.sh can provide simple check and message like:
> You have already TeX installed in /usr/bin/ (binaries) and
> /usr/share/texmf/ (TeX concerned macros, fonts, etc.)
> ... [some more info?]
good idea. who wants to add some code in for that?
> - <O> options ->
> <L> create symlinks in standard directories
> should point (by default) to the most common /usr/bin
> (rather then to /usr/local/bin which is hardly usable for the admin
> during setup)
ah, agreed. thats a mistake. it should follow the result of
case $system in
hppa1.-hpux*) usrprefix=/opt ;varprefix=/usr/local ;Sys=hppa20_hpux1020;;
mips-irix6.*) usrprefix=/usr ;varprefix=/var ;Sys=mips_irix65;;
rs6000-aix4.*) usrprefix=/usr ;varprefix=/var ;Sys=rs6000_aix41;;
sparc-solaris2.*) usrprefix=/opt ;varprefix=/usr/local ;Sys=sparc_solaris27;;
alphaev5*-osf4*) usrprefix=/usr ;varprefix=/var ;Sys=alphaev5_osf40d;;
*86-linux*) usrprefix=/usr ;varprefix=/var ;Sys=i386_linux;;
*86-freebsd*) usrprefix=/usr ;varprefix=/var ;Sys=i386_freebsd;;
and say $usrprefix/bin
> - changing PATH variable after installation should be stressed in
> the documentation and during install script run.
tell me where to change it..
> 7. The most important information what it is really installed should be
> reconsidered. At the moment I think about the idea of providing
> simple .html file which lists packages by levels, categories, etc.
> (with short, available descriptions; many of them are unfortuntly
that would be fairly easy to generate, I think?
> 8. As we talk about .tpm descriptions, many of them are inapropriate
> for TL (fpTeX) when just borrowed from Catalogue: see texlive.tpm,
> tetex.tpm, etc.
I agree. but the whole TL system is based on low maintenance, ie re-using
other people's work.