[tex-live] TeX Live on usb drive

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Sun Mar 22 10:23:10 CET 2009

On  21 Mar, 2009, at 16:02, Robin Fairbairns wrote:

> Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:
>> Philip & Le Khanh a écrit :
>>> What are your concerns about "CTAN supporting
>>> a (daily) update to a 1Gb ZIP file", Manuel :
>>> are you concerned about the possible traffic
>>> (people electing to fetch the ZIP file rather
>>> than use RSYNC to update selectively), the
>>> CPU load in building the ZIP, or what ?
>> My concern is the traffic between mirrors.
> we already have this sort of problem with mactex; every time it's
> updated, every mac user in the world seems to descend on the core  
> sites,
> and usage jumps.

I don't think that's the case now, at least none of the members of the  
TeX on Mac OS seems to be doing that. We are using either Maxwell's  
TeX Live Utility, or a terminal session or the GUI of tlmgr to update  
our distributions. Koch's MacTeX packaging is been used only for new  



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