[tex-live] Re: [tug-board] Any news of DVDs ?

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Fri Jan 27 01:46:38 CET 2006

On Thu, 26 Jan 2006, Karl Berry wrote:

>     My main comment concerns the /unbelievably/ long time it took
>     to install (compared to previous releases).
> You don't say what platform you're on.  The Unix installer of the live
> version has always been slow (ironically enough, the inst installer is
> faster); I didn't think it was especially worse this year than before.
> I cannot speak to Windows.

same sloooowness on my Linux PC. The sound of the DVD during install was
that it was constantly positioning the head back and forth, seems for
any individual file. So the slowdown here might be just by the sum of
these many positionings. Could this be an issue in the install script,
that some auxiliary install file at the other end of the DVD must always
be read before extracting any zip file?

Regards, Hartmut

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