[tex-live] temp *.lmza files during installation -- running out of [temp] disk space

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Mar 23 16:18:55 CET 2009

On Mo, 23 Mär 2009, Harald Koenig wrote:
> I noticed that while the install was running, in 
>      /usr/local/texlive/2008/temp/

That is to make re-installation if something breaks faster. Today disk
space is less critical than net bandwidth, so users asked for re-usal of
already downloaded packages in case an installation broke down (due to
network errors or whatever).

> how can I tell tlmgr to delete the lzma files immediately after extraction/installation ?
> this "saves" almost 1 GB disk spaces being required temporarily.

You mean the installation program or the tlmgr?

> this all can be done in a pipe on _every_ unix system saving lots of  
> disk I/O and temp space. 

Yes, but do this portable on windows, unix in 15 dialects etc etc is not

We have tried .. many times.

Best wishes


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