[tex-live] dvisvgm

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Jun 5 23:39:54 CEST 2017

On 2017-06-05 at 18:11:22 +0200, Mojca Miklavec wrote:

 > On 5 June 2017 at 11:12, jfbu <jfbu at free.fr> wrote:
 > > Hi Karl
 > >
 > >> [snip] There's no way to have different
 > >> per-platform man pages in TL.
 > >
 > > I see.
 > >
 > > One could imagine having the two man pages ready and
 > > then a symlink decided at install time would resolve
 > > between the two ?
 > >
 > > similarly there could have been perhaps a dvisvgm1 and a
 > > dvisvgm2 and at install time, the bin/dvisvgm would have been
 > > symlinked to the correct one admissible for the platform ?
 > While this is all nice at true, it only applies to a single binary and
 > from what I understand, TL 2018 will probably require C++11 anyway, so
 > any huge hacks invented now will be obsolete by the time of TL 2018
 > (and won't reach many users of TL 2017 who happen to download the ISO
 > images or install from DVDs anyway). This is the first time that we
 > ever shipped different versions of binaries.

 > Probably a much better option would be to simply provide binaries
 > somewhere for download, so that users can fetch an alternative binary
 > (just once) if needed.

This is indeed the best solution.  TeX Live should provide something
which works everywhere, even if it's not the latest release.  tlmgr
supports external repositories like




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