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

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Nov 28 23:39:42 CET 2008

>> 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.

well, the idea was to provide TL as a zip to users.

I think I'll see if there is any improvement in transfer speed by 
placing the TL tree on a USB stick or on a DVD (remember we are using an 
already installed TL2008, so it will be doing a straight copy, no 
searching on the DVD).

>> 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?

more or less, I think only tlmgr is missing.

>> it create an uninstaller that removes TL as well.
> I'll keep that in mind when I update the script.

cool. It works really good.

BTW: as a non-xelatex user what is it doing in that latex xelatex step?



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