[tex-live] TeXLive 2016 source tar ball with object and library files?

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Mon Jun 27 00:31:14 CEST 2016

Hi Werner,

    texlive-20160523-source.tar.xz and recoginzed
    that the tar ball is much larger then those of 2015 (252126K to 44395K)
    due a lot of binary, object, and library files.

Sorry for the delay.  I have finally rebuilt
texlive-20160523-source.tar.xz without the useless bloat, now at
(and .sha512 and .sha512.asc).  The content should be the same, only
the excess files removed.

This happened because I accidentally/stupidly made one last-minute
rebuild out of my working directory instead of the clean reference tree.
(Which is also the cause of some, though not all, of the permission
problems in the texmf tarball noted by Ken M.  Sigh.)

Let me know if problems, of course ... -k

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