[tex-live] install texlive 2009 on cygwin
George N. White III
gnwiii at gmail.com
Sun Dec 20 22:47:36 CET 2009
On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 12:39 PM, Steven Woody <narkewoody at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 12:27 AM, Steven Woody <narkewoody at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In my office computer, I have texlive 2009 windows installation. It
>> works fine. But in my home computer, because I've already have cygwin
>> 1.7 installed, I want to try texlive 2009 with normal Unix style
>> installation. But the result is strange. I did not see an error in
>> the process of installation, but I found the directory "
>> /usr/local/texlive/2009/bin/i386-cygwin/" have many files that are
>> with size of zero and not with executable bit set as expected.
>> $ ls -l /usr/local/texlive/2009/bin/i386-cygwin/
>> total 41041
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 narke None 0 2008-05-14 07:33 a2ping
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 narke None 0 2009-08-23 19:11 xmltools
>> My disk space is enough. And, attached is my install-tl.log
>> Could anyone know what's the possible cause? Thanks
On linux, a2ping is a symbolic link to ../../texmf/scripts/a2ping/a2ping.pl.
I assume cygwin should be the same.
> And, I also noticed a minute ago, that my texlive 2009 iso image (the
> *.iso.xz file downloaded from the net) may have some prblem:
> total 40862
> -r--r--r-- 1 narke None 0 2008-05-14 07:33 a2ping
In general, .iso images can be interpreted as several
different filesystems, so it is possible the links are lost
when the .iso is mounted. I think it is the RockRidge
extensions that add support for symbolic links to
iso9660, On linux, using a loop mount:
$ ls -l /mnt/texlive/bin/i386-cygwin/a2ping
lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 36 2009-08-15 14:48
This suggests a problem with the way the .iso image is mounted.
> -r--r--r-- 1 narke None 0 2009-04-11 08:17 afm2afm
> Why there are also many files in the ISO image get size of zero?
> Because it is a xz compressed file, so I assume there is no chance it
> can be corrupted.
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George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
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