# [texhax] Distributing TeX

Fri Mar 12 20:43:19 CET 2010

```On Mar 10, 2010, at 4:21 PM, Farzin Shakib wrote:

> 3.  As you know, compiled version of LaTeX is fairly large.  Can you tell me what is the bare minimum directories that we need to ship?

Best thing to do is to work out what macros / packages / document classes you want, then make test files which exercise them all and use the LaTeX \listfiles command, or bundledoc or snapshot.sty:

http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=filesused

then package only those.

William

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