[tex-live] temp *.lmza files during installation -- running out of [temp] disk space

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 16:08:54 CET 2009

2009/3/23 Harald Koenig <koenig at tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de>:


> and some linux/unix centric questions/toughts:
> I also noticed that the *.tar.lzma first get extracted and written to disk
> as uncompressed *.tar before extracting the contents (fortuneately one at a time
> and those *.tar files get deleted immediately afterwards;).
> why
> - are *.lzma files copied to destination disk in temp/ at all (install from DVD/usb-stick) ?
> - are *.tar files written to disk ?
> this all can be done in a pipe on _every_ unix system saving lots of
> disk I/O and temp space.
It was discussed here some time ago. Pipes work on every unix but not
on Windows and developers do not want to maintain separate
installation script for each OS. It is therefore done in a way that
works everywhere.

Zdeněk Wagner

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