[tex-live] volunteer to implement lcab compression?
manfred at dante.de
Tue Jun 8 19:32:30 CEST 2004
On Tue, 8 Jun 2004 19:04:42 +0200
Manfred Lotz <manfred at dante.de> wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jun 2004 09:38:35 -0400
> karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:
> > For TL 2004, we want/need to use .cab files instead of .zip files on
> > the inst (compressed) CD, because .cab is what the Microsoft
> > installer supports, and Fabrice intends to replace TeXSetup with the
> > MSI. At the same time, it is convenient to do the infrastructure
> > rebuilds on our Unix machines.
> > There's a program lcab, formerly cablinux, for Linux, which can
> > write cabinet files. There are two implementations, one in C and
> > one in Perl.
> > http://www.geekshop.be/rien/lcab/
> > However ... it does not support writing of compressed cab files,
> > which is, of course, crucial. Several algorithms are allowed, ZIP
> > is probably the easiest. I wrote the author a few days ago but he
> > has not responded.
> > We (Sebastian and I) have not found any other programs to write .cab
> > files under Unix (many programs support reading .cab's). There is a
> > library libmspack, but it doesn't yet support compression writing
> > either.
> I know this is not a first class solution. But would it be possible to
> use MAKECAB.EXE from
> which runs under windows and using wine it also runs under Linux or
For creating a cab archive it is of course CABARC.EXE instead of
/usr/games/fortune -s ml/ml-fortune
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