[tex-live] porting a TeXLive-Installation to another PC

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Nov 24 01:49:23 CET 2008

Staszek Wawrykiewicz writes:
 > On Sun, 23 Nov 2008, Andreas Hirsch wrote:
 > > I'm teaching a LaTeX-course at school and (as always) there are some
 > > problems for the kids to get TeX running at home.
 > > 
 > > In special, some of my pupils have no or a bad internet-connection.
 > > 
 > > I've downloaded the iso - but this is freezed as of august 2008.
 > > 
 > > Is ist possible to copy an up-to-date installation of TeXLive to another
 > > PC? Is changing the PATH-Variable enough for runnig?
 > The easiest way is to wget CTAN:/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008/archive/*
 > and install-tl/ , record that on usb pendrive or dvd and install from 
 > that.

Hi Staszek,
unfortunately this is not as easy as it looks.  The installer will
only work if the directory structure is exactly the same as on the DVD
image.  This is not the case on CTAN.  The install-tl/ directory
contains the installer, some documentation, and a tlpkg/ directory.
But there is no texlive.tlpdb in install-tl/tlpkg/, hence some work is
still necessary. 

I think that copying an installed system and ask people to run Siep's
script is the easiest way in this case.


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