[tex-live] Question about TeX Live Installation

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Feb 8 09:28:22 CET 2006

gnwiii at gmail.com wrote:
> It wouldn't be such a problem if you only have to do it once a year,
> but WinXP systems need rebuilding from scratch rather more often
> (especially those that encounter students).  If you have access to a
> linux machine, you should consider running the linux install script
> with Win32 added to the list of binary systems.  The resulting tree
> (when mounted via a network share or copied over to local disk) works
> on Win32 after you set a few environment variables (PATH, PERL5_LIB,
> GS_LIB, ...) and replace texmf.cnf with texmf.cnf-4WIN.
from postings it looks like someone installs the whole lot, in which case it makes more sense just to copy the dvd's texmftrees directly, install the binaries in a known path and set the texmfcnf env var to point to the right spot, 

(i must admit that i never install tex on windows/linux using an installer, one you have a tex setup, updating is just copying -) 


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