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

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Fri Nov 28 22:54:35 CET 2008

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 08:59:10PM +0100, Lars Madsen wrote:
> Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
>> I went about it as follows:
>> - create the installation under Linux, using the TL installer
>> - create a Samba share for this installation
>> - write a Windows installer along the lines of the sample client
>>   script
>> - test with a Windows virtual machine as samba client
>> - package into a zip for unpacking on the real network, and into an
>>   ISO for private installation
>> I put the ISO into the root of the final installation, since
>> distribution of physical cds would have been a bit of a hassle.
> Have you had any problems regarding very long filenames?
> Windows unzip terminated without error on this
> 2008/texmf-dist/tex/generic/pgfplots/oldpgfcompatib/pgfplotsoldpgfsupp_pgflibraryplothandlers.code.tex
> PowerArchiver too, though I got a hint.

Try the command-line unzip of TeX Live.

> The sample installer mentioned, seems to be working well. Though I'd  
> like to see it install the same things as the 'real' installer, and that  

You mean the same menu entries?

> it create an uninstaller that removes TL as well.

I'll keep that in mind when I update the script.

Siep Kroonenberg

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