[tex-live] Re: Re: [tug-board] Any news of DVDs ?
karl at freefriends.org
Wed Feb 1 23:03:59 CET 2006
impression that the major speed brake for the TeX-Live DVD at least here
Sure, when actually installing off a physical dvd that will be many
times slower than anything else. And obviously decompression will have
happened already in that case; the (de)compression discussion is only
relevant for downloading.
Does anybody have an idea how this is connected e. g. to the way the DVD
No clue. We have a big directory and run mkisofs on it. That's all we
do. Master/Tools/MakeImages.sh. If there's something better to do,
info is welcome.
or the way the install script works?
The inst install just does unzip on the archive/*.zip files. The live
install has to get the file lists (from the lists/ dir) and then copy
those files individually. Thus it is (a lot) slower. I suspect it
could be made faster if someone cares to invest time into it.
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