[tex-live] TeXLive installation from live distribution cd/dvd?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Jun 2 17:21:48 CEST 2010

Hi Manfred,

On Mi, 02 Jun 2010, Manfred Lotz wrote:
> In Germany a guy complained that the TeXLive installation didn't work
> from his Puppy live distribution CD.

Whatever puppy might be.

> The error message said that Usage.pm was not found. Actually,
> Usage.pm is part of most Linux distributions in either the Perl
> package itself or in some perl-module package as in Ubuntu. 

On Debian Usage.pm is in perl-modules, and perl-modules says about
Description: Core Perl modules
 Architecture independent Perl modules.  These modules are part of Perl and
 required if the `perl' package is installed.

So if that is true, and Usage.pm is missing, than puppy is to plain to
ship an incomplete perl (which I think is the case!)

> My question: How do we deal with such kind of installations? If we say
> we don't support (although it might work) TeXLive installation from
> Linux live cds/dvds then perhaps we should state it in the
> documentation.

No, we will not state *anything* in that direction. We *might* state
that you need a perl installation which includes the core perl modules.

If some puppy/peppy/cuty little live cd is shipping minimal perl I don't
care, and I wouldn't even go so far to mention it specifically, neither
in positive nor in negative sense.

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
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