[tex-live] texlive too full
Wed, 4 Apr 2001 04:47:02 +0200 (MET DST)
> The TeX Live image now comes in at 662 mbytes.
Ooops, we've already removed systems/. It means that TeX is still growing up
> who has suggestions?
> - ditch some Unix binaries
> - ditch the support/ directory
no (or time consuming investigation)
> - throw away some packages
it is the most difficult question, which ones
> - remove all but the most basic formats from texmf/web2c
1. do anybody use mltex/mllatex ?
2. do we really need huge* versions ? Perhaps it is good time huge* versions
should became *standard* so we will have less questions like:
`TeX capacity exceded... what to do?''
If we still consider TL as runnable from the CD, leaving other formats
would be wise (even context*, which take more then 10MB ;-)
> if you are interested:
> 9436 texmf/bibtex
> 10832 texmf/tpm ???
I hope that only at this stage (experimental
> 28180 texmf/web2c
> 50600 texmf/tex
> 58524 texmf/source !!!???
The most interesting thing that source is greater than running files.
The first candidate to zap.
> 166848 texmf/doc
> 179836 texmf/fonts
I do not want to comment all the mess with fonts ;-}
EuroTeX'2001 would be good place to discuss it.