[tex-live] install-tl with network location, but without sneaky updates?
daleif at imf.au.dk
Tue Mar 24 17:31:14 CET 2009
Marc Herbert wrote:
>>> My goal is simple: perform multiple network installations (for
>>> multiple hosts), strictly identical to each other (Ideally all should
>>> be 2008-release).
>> install it on one server, and the copy it to the others, that would
>> save a lot of time
> Hi Lars, and thanks for answering.
> The problem with the solution you suggest is that... it requires a
> server. Moreover, since my hosts are scattered across the world, this
> server would need to be world-wide accessible. I am precisely trying to
> avoid hosting such a "TeX Live installation server". I am trying to just
> re-use the great CTAN network of mirrors (to perform _identical_ TeX
> Live installations).
> What is disappointing is that "install-tl" seems to fall very slightly
> short of offering this feature. All the code and infrastructure is
> there, except for the sneaky updates. If you compare with Linux
> distributions for instance, they all make a clear separation between
> released software and software updates, letting the end user easily flip
> between the two.
> So no other way really?
what exactly is "sneaky updates"?
why can't you run install-tl on each system
could you please explain in a bit more details what it is you want to do
because I do not understand your question.
run install-tl on each system (or copy from a central installation) to
install on each system, and then run tlmgr to update on each
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