[tex-live] maintaining multiplatform system

Lars Madsen daleif@imf.au.dk
Thu, 17 Oct 2002 13:16:54 +0200 (METDST)

I was just woundering if special care has to be taken when preparing a
multiplatform LaTeX installation (Linux + HPUX) with shared texmf tree.

It is more in the lines of the format files. Since the configuration under
linux runs smoothly I'm just use those under UNIX as well. 

So I was just woundering if there might be a problem with that?

BTW: As some might have noticed I'm compiling the source for HPUX and have
been succesfull using the source from TL7 CD2 but without the (o)xdvi
stuff. It seems to run just fine, but haven't tested that extensively.

It has some difficulties when compiling with xdvi stuff, right now it is
trying the newest source from CTAN. What are the differences (besides the
xdvi stuff)?

BTW2: It might be a good idea to have the bugs and updates page at
tug.org updated, since the source file is newer that the images. 

BTW3: What is the easiest way to install/update packages using TL 7 on
UNIX/linux? There has come quite a few interesting stuff after the release
of Tl 7.