[tex-live] TL '11 pretest, binaries packages
Peter_Dyballa at Freenet.DE
Mon Jun 20 16:47:28 CEST 2011
TL '11 contains a lot of packages <name>.<ARCH>. Each of these
packages <name> exists in a dozen or more variants because so many
architectures are supported. Although many of these packages do not
contain binaries but scripts, for example in Perl or Python or Ruby or
Lua or Java or TclTk/wish, architecture and platform independent, some
are just symbolic links. Why do these <ARCH> packages exist?
a2ping, accfonts, authorindex, bundledoc, cachepic, csplain, cslatex,
de-macro, dviasm, ebong, eplain, epspdf, epstopdf, fig4latex,
findhyph, fontools, fragmaster, glossaries, latex-bin, latex2man,
latexdiff, latexmk, luaotfload, mathspic, mex, mltex, mptopdf,
musixtex, pdfcrop, perltex, pkfix, pkfix-helper, ppower4, pstools,
purifyeps, splitindex, sty2dtx, svn-multi, texcount, texdef, texdiff,
texdirflatten, texdoc, texlive-scripts, texloganalyser, texsis,
thumbpdf, ulqda, vpe, xmltex.
I can understand why these shell scripts containing packages exist:
bibexport, context, cyrillic-bin, fontinst, fragmaster, installfont,
listings-ext, pdfjam, tetex, texconfig, tpic2pdftex.
The shell scripts certainly don't run on MS-DOS and Mac OS.
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