[tex-live] Proposal for distribution snapshots

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sat Feb 7 23:25:26 CET 2004

    Sure, if someone with the suitable access to Perforce and the TUG site
    can set up a cron job to do so.  

I just ran a test.  Creating a usable snapshot of TL took about 30
minutes elapsed time and is about 477mb (as a .tbz). 
(This is Master + Build - Master/bin)

I'm not sure there's any point in doing this when so few snapshots could
be stored.

As for access to the current files, surely there's no point in doing
that as a .tbz.  By far the most efficient mechanism would be to make
/home/tlprod available by rsync (as Hans has suggested in the past), so
that only the changed files would need to be grabbed.

This is the sort of thing a hosting site would give us for free.

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