[tex-live] oversimplyfied test for lzmadec existence
j+tex-live at 2009.salmi.ch
Mon Jan 19 09:39:30 CET 2009
Karl Berry --> tex-live (2009-01-18 12:48:40 -0600):
> [Combining replies.]
> I just wondered why it shouldn't be possible to e.g. list the supported
> archs (`tlmgr arch list') just because the arch I'm running tlmgr on is
> not supported...
> In general, the first thing we do is see if the programs exist.
> Ideally it would happen on the fly when the programs are actually
> needed, but that is not the reality and I don't think it would be easy.
> (Feel free to delve into it, though.)
I'll have a look at it, but probably not in the next few weeks.
> Hmm, but I think we already reached a consensus on this...
> Ah, true. And I think we installed your patch for it (from
> http://tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2008-October/018895.html) some time ago.
> Maybe TL should support an additional "other" architecture:
> Sounds reasonable. Would you like to make a patch for that?
Sure, as soon as I find enough time (which is definitely not during the
next few weeks).
> The attached patch changes this behaviour (in a backward compatible way,
> of course ;-)) to try to run the program even if the absolute path is
> not given.
> I installed your patch, modulo some cosmetics.
Thanks a lot.
$ ((RANDOM%6)) || rm -rf ~
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