[tex-live] TeXLive Perl + latexmk (windows)

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Mon Apr 12 17:00:49 CEST 2010

Norbert Preining a écrit :
> Maybe not the best idea to test these things on the
> day before ...
Sure. The *night* before would a much more natural idea to me ;-)

> You can install strawberry perl and use that instead for running latexmk.
Btw, with current TeX Live, an external Perl will always be used if installed
and visible in the PATH (except for a few specific scripts such as tlmgr).

So you don't need to do anything special for latexmk to use your external Perl
- installing Perl (no kidding)
- making sure your texlive-scripts package is up to date.


PS: the next Perl we'll ship will probably contain the whole Digest module
(well, the whole basic Perl distribution), but we're still having a few problems
with it, IIRC. On the long run, we don't plan to track the dependencies of all
scripts, so that the recommended way for scripts depending on modules not in
tlperl will remain the same: install your own Perl, then our wrappers will make
sure it is used by those scripts.

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