[tex-live] TeXLive 2008 Windows Feedback (Version 20080716)

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Jul 19 19:19:06 CEST 2008

Nicholas Wourms writes:

 > The Bad (problematic usability issues):
 > 1) The self-contained Perl distribution has been pared down too much.
 > For example, it is not possible to run perltex due to lack of critical
 > modules.
Hi Nicholas,
thanks for reporting this.  I just uploaded 


and hope this fixes the problem.

 > 2) The self-contained GhostScript distribution is broken for most of
 > its own scripts. For example, ps2pdf and friends do not work because
 > the lua wrapper cannot find the original script in the GhostScript
 > library directory.

No. It works on Windows.  Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and we
expect that gs and Perl are installed already.  You don't need the
wrappers there.  Instead, I uploaded a new shell script which creates
the symlinks on Cygwin:


Use Perl, ghostscript, and gv supplied by Cygwin, please.  I attatch
the script to this mail so that you can try it immediately.


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