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

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Wed Jun 2 19:27:31 CEST 2010

Le 02/06/2010 17:21, Norbert Preining a écrit :
>> 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.
The point is, some live cds ship a decent Perl :-)

> 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.
I completely agree with Norbert: we should just state that we need a standard
Perl distribution, including perldoc if you want correct help message. If, in
addition, someone wants to use the gui (installer or tlmgr), she also needs perl/tk.

Making a list of which distros ship what in which ways is not our job (and
cannot be done reliably).


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