[tex-live] New info on omega/Mac OS X problem. Baffles me completely.
Mon, 3 Jun 2002 00:23:35 +0100
On Sun, Jun 02, 2002 at 11:29:38PM +0200, Gerben Wierda wrote:
> Now, I am completely baffled. Because what else does a TeX Live install
> do except run /usr/bin/install and a strip? When I look at the result of
> the TeX Live install and the install-by-hand I notice that the latter
> produces an omega file that is 4 bytes shorter. How is this possible?
> So, to solve this riddle, I need to know what web2c install does that
> might influence the outcome of an install.
it doesnt do a "strip", for one thing.
what the TeXlive install does is get a list of files
and do something like
tar cf - `cat $FILELIST` | (cd $newdir; tar xf - )
ie it tars and then untars the files. so the only thing I can
guess at is a strange behaviour of tar. can you try that by
hand and see if the size changes?
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