[tex-live] iso file

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue May 18 00:30:03 CEST 2010

On 16 May 2010 Paul Gesting wrote:

 > I am trying to install TexLive on a linux machine that is behind a
 > firewall, so I cannot use the install script. Also, I am not root
 > so I cannot use the package installer (or mount an iso). I
 > downloaded the iso and in an attempt to bypass writing it to a DVD,
 > I simply used the linux archive to extract the iso. I found out
 > that when you do that, it breaks all the sym links and they become
 > just empty files (a name, with zero file size). I tried it in
 > Windows with 7-zip and it did the same thing.
 > I know that this was my fault, but it might be helpful on the iso
 > page (http://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-iso.html) to state that
 > you must either mount it or burn it - you cannot extract the files
 > directly. I did not know that they were sym links so it took me a
 > long time to figure this out (I simply thought the files were
 > missing!) Apparently no one else has tried this because I spent
 > many hours with google trying to figure it out and found nothing.

If a particular program doesn't work as promised, please file a bug
report there.  It's not a TeX Live issue.


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