[OS X TeX] Recommendations for downloading LaTEX

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Wed Feb 2 06:28:03 EST 2005

On 2 feb 2005, at 12:19, Gerben Wierda wrote:

>> On Feb 1, 2005, at 9:58 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> Perhaps the best thing here would be to track what the MikTeX folks 
>> do,
>> use the same filesets for .ii2 files as they use for their .cab files
>> and it'd ``just work''.
> I have investigated .cab files a while back to see if I could build an
> i-Package interface to a MiKTeX repository, but the result was 
> negative:
> there is no free .cab tool for unix as I recall.

Ah, gotta love Google: http://www.kyz.uklinux.net/cabextract.php
I recall I tried it last time we had this discussion, and the cab format
isn't too pleasant, a hierarchy will be extracted into a single 
with the directory names squashed into the file-name. This may of 
course be
caused by this piece of software.

And doesn't the TCO browser support cab extraction? Maybe some 
is warranted here...


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