[tex-live] .bat files and emacs [slightly off topic]

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Mon Dec 3 10:18:29 CET 2012

I'm not sure at all that it was encoding problems that caused the problems. Seemed to go away when I used a modified version of install-tl.bat instead.

Basically I noticed that starting the script via the dos prompt and by double clicking, did not give the same results. Then I gave up and used install-tl.bat as a basis instead

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: Karl Berry [karl at freefriends.org]
Sent: 01 December 2012 01:51
To: Lars Madsen
Cc: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] .bat files and emacs [slightly off topic]

    Which encoding and options to zip are you guys using when preparing,
    say install-tl.zip?

We don't do anything special to munge the encodings.  Just zip -rq.
No one has ever complained.  The script is

However, zip does have the -l option to force LF to CRLF, or -ll to
force CRLF to LF.  Maybe that would help you.  unzip also has options to
deal with line endings (and, as far as I know, this is one reason why
CTAN prefers .zip uploads).

Good luck,

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