[tex-live] Why is "create symlinks in standard directories" option hidden?

Denis Bitouzé dbitouze at wanadoo.fr
Sun May 19 12:00:54 CEST 2013


when running install-tl by command line on Linux, the menu displays:

 <O> options:
   [ ] use letter size instead of A4 by default
   [X] allow execution of restricted list of programs via \write18
   [X] create all format files
   [X] install macro/font doc tree
   [X] install macro/font source tree
   [X] after install, use tlnet on CTAN for package updates

If you have the curiosity to enter inside the submenu with the "o"
shortcut, you'll see that another option, "create symlinks in standard
directories", is displayed:

 Options setup:

  <P> use letter size instead of A4 by default: [ ]
  <E> execution of restricted list of programs: [X]
  <F> create format files:                      [X]
  <D> install font/macro doc tree:              [X]
  <S> install font/macro source tree:           [X]
  <L> create symlinks in standard directories:  [ ]
             binaries to:
             manpages to:
                 info to:
  <Y> after installation, get package updates from CTAN: [X]

IMHO, this option should be be displayed at the main menu level.

BTW, the displayed shortcuts are uppercase but, as their lowercase
counterparts work as well, I suggest to displaying the latter.

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