[tex-live] Request - texLive distributions in formats other than iso

Poor Yorick default at pooryorick.com
Thu Dec 27 07:41:50 CET 2007

>  -------Original Message-------
>  From: Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>
>  Subject: Re: [tex-live] Request - texLive distributions in formats other than iso
>  Sent: 2007-12-25 09:40
>  On Mo, 24 Dez 2007, Karl Berry wrote:
>  > I gather Linux has user-controlled filesystems of some sort, but I've
>  > never investigated.
>  On Debian:
>  apt-get install fuseiso
>  of
>  apt-get install fuseiso9660
>  FUSE, Filesystem in User Space.

FUSE, however, is a kernel module, and requires root to install it, so it doesn't solve my problem (installing texLive on an NFS mount for a compute cluster where I don't have 'mount' privileges).

>  I can recommend isomaster
>  http://littlesvr.ca/isomaster/
>  which allows quite a lot of things like adding files to the ISO,

Isomaster doesn't provide a command-line interface, so for scripted installs isn't very convenient.  It looks like it provides a nice iso9660 library though, so I might rewrite uniso to use it instead of using isoinfo.

It's happifying (http://www.pooryorick.com/pub/2007/20071227053701) to hear that the next release of texLive will be released in other formats besides iso.  Thanks Karl!

Poor Yorick

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