[tex-live] Request - texLive distributions in formats other than iso

Poor Yorick org.tug.tex-live at pooryorick.com
Sun Dec 23 23:18:07 CET 2007

I would like to install the latest version of texLive to an alternate prefix, so I have downloaded the iso file.  I do not have mount privileges on the target system, and am not aware of any way other than 'mount' to deal with iso imaes on *nix.  I could not find a good open-source tool to extract a file hierarchy from an iso file, so I wrote one:


But so that people who find themselves in a similar situation (more and more common with compute grids) wouldn't have to go to so much trouble, wouldn't it be reasonable to also release a texLive.tar.{gz,bz2}?

Poor Yorick

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