[tex-live] new install concept for TeXLive

Peter Flynn pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 09:33:12 +0000 (GMT)

> good idea! the obvious question, of course, is "what do we do about
> the RS6000, HPUX etc people". Linux and Sparc people can probably be
> expected to be able to install Python, but the others?

Can't an install driver written in sh install wxpython in /tmp
for the duration and wipe it afterwards?

> and the list of dependencies is horrible. i have never yet managed to
> run any Python programs properly, they always die for one reason or another

I haven't had that problem, in the few I have run.

> I would vote, 100%, for freezing the existing install system for Unix
> as is, and start offering a much better one for those willing to
> install wxPython. otherwise we never advance

Good idea.