[tex-live] Query about 'tar' and some windows/linux scripts

Pablo Alfonso González Luengo pablgonz at educarchile.cl
Fri Nov 16 00:09:25 CET 2018

Thank you very much for the information, now I have a little clearer things.
El jue., 15 nov. 2018 a las 19:38, Karl Berry (<karl at freefriends.org>) escribió:
>     detect the windows version or detect if "tar" is installed in the
>     system? ,
> Windows decisions are not up to me, but it sounds undesirable to me.
>     a) Are the ".sh" scripts needed in windows (without using cgywin)?
>     b) "uninstall-win32.pl" script is necessary in linux?
> In theory no, not necessary, but in practice it is too much trouble for
> too little gain to redo the setup for these few old tetex scripts, as
> far as I'm concerned. Maybe someday I will feel the urge to clean it up.
>     c) What is the correct format of the NEWS file? (It's a mix between
>     plain text and html apparently)
> Yes, that is correct :). In the source hierarchy, consider it to be
> plain text. Its purpose is to be a place for Norbert/me/whoever to
> insert entries as we make newsworthy changes. When they are released to
> tlnet, I update http://tug.org/texlive/tlmgr-news.html (a real html
> file) with the entries. --karl

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