[tex-live] Question about TeX Live Installation

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Wed Feb 8 23:47:34 CET 2006

On Wed, 8 Feb 2006, [UTF-8] Pawe? Jackowski wrote:

> So, if installation time exceeds such reasonable time, definitely
> something is going wrong. Please run

here i still have the very slow DVD installation caused by lots of DVD
seeking. Simple experiment:

mkdir /tmp/xxx
cd /cdrom/texlive/texmf-dist/fonts
cp -a * /tmp/xxx

and the DVD starts rather periodic seeking here and copies damn slow,
this simple copy of 425 MByte needs 7:40 minutes here, 1 MByte/s,
AMD64-3700 sarge. A simple tar on the harddisk takes a few seconds. I
have checked by ls -i the inode numbers for the copied sequence of
filenames on the DVD, but the inodes are near to each other, there is
nothing suspicious. Some DVD housekeeping that forces seeks? But if one
is patient, finally everything is ok.

Regards, Hartmut

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