[OS X TeX] Fwd: Squeezing MacTex onto a Macbook Air
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri May 27 22:19:13 CEST 2011
Am 27.05.2011 um 20:58 schrieb Bob:
> I want to use Mactex on a Mac Air that only has a 64 GB disk so
> every GB
You can save (free) quite a lot of disk space by removing the unused
language localisations. You can also start with a basic MacTeX
installation and "strip" the universal binaries, i.e., remove the PPC
part. Then you can start to add with TLU or tlmgr, the command line
tool, one after the other package you miss or need from the whole list
of TeX Live 2010 packages. You can also set up TeX (or try to, I don't
know whether it might work) to use the real Adobe fonts (Times,
Helvetica, Courier, ..., Symbol, Zapf Dingbats), i.e., not to embed
them into the PDF output files because every PDF reader has to support
this set of fonts, so you could remove the urw++ font substitutes.
You can also insert more RAM (I presume) and avoid that large swap
space gets allocated on disk.
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