TDS / Unix CD work
Tue, 20 Feb 1996 18:01:46 +0100
> > That depends on how you set up the search path. Perhaps it might
> > be a good idea to the platform-independ stuff like Perl or shell
> > scripts into CD:/bin and only the binaries into CD:/bin/system.
> i'll let Thomas comment on that...
- I do not like files of the same type at different directory levels
- that way the user has to add *two* directories to his PATH.
It is really not hard to copy a set of scripts from one 'master'
directory into all the other subdirectories. It is just 1 minute of
> > Well, perhaps I might have another look, but only if someone
> > else (Thomas?) would take care of producing the binaries for all
> > platforms. Also note that including MetaPost involves messing
> > around with teTeX's kpathsea library and rebuilding kpsetool.
> oh horrors. this is getting unfunny. i dont think we should do it
> this time
No, I definately do not want to recompile teTeX for all the 17
platforms I now have binaries for...
> > How many platforms are there already in standard teTeX and how many
> > do you plan to support? But yes, you're right, any program that's
> > added needs to be compiled for each platform.
> there are 12 now. thomas sent me 5 more today, and there are certainly
At least solaris-2.5 will be added.