[tex-live] Question about TeX Live Installation
karl at freefriends.org
Sun Feb 12 22:52:16 CET 2006
FIrst, if the double layer DVD could make installation of e.g. TeXLive
painfully slow due to data residing on different layers then the
installation from the plain TeXLive DVD (ehich isn't double
layer) shouldn' be a problem. Right?
I thought the idea was for a double layer DVD to make things faster by
putting "close" files on different layers at the same position, thus
less head movement.
Creating a DL DVD putting /texlive, /protext and /mactext
on the first layer and testing an installation of TeXLive to see if
this makes it faster.
It sounds interesting.
Another issue is how new double-layer drives are. We still have lots of
users with no DVD drives at all, as we know. If DL drives are even
newer than "standard" DVD drives, I fear we couldn't use it anyway ...
Thanks for looking into this.
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