[tex-live] binaries differences

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Sun Jan 7 17:07:15 CET 2007


current status (pending update of sparc-solaris which is already built
but not commited yet):

1) obvious problems:

  missing binaries: dvipng

  missing symlink: xeplain

2) possible problems:

i386-darwin, powerpc-darwin:
  missing binaries: pdfopen pdfclose
  extra binaries: bbox ps2eps

from previous year's discussions i understand that pdfopen/pdfclose
aren't needed on Mac OS X.

but why do the Mac OS X binaries have bbox and ps2eps? they aren't
built from TL sources. it seems bad that TL does some such hacks.

if you want to include it into TL, they should be present in the
source tree of TL. and why are they distributed only for darwin?


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