[tex-live] TeXLive installation from live distribution cd/dvd?

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed Jun 2 14:40:35 CEST 2010

George N. White III wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 8:23 AM, Manfred Lotz <manfred at dante.de> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> In Germany a guy complained that the TeXLive installation didn't work
>> from his Puppy live distribution CD.
>> The error message said that Usage.pm was not found. Actually,
>> Usage.pm is part of most Linux distributions in either the Perl
>> package itself or in some perl-module package as in Ubuntu.
> Was the user able to get around the problem?   I've run into similar
> issues with a package we use that includes some csh scripts and
> used some library that wasn't installed by default.  To use this on
> knoppix we put the packages in a persistent directory and added
> the install commands to the startup script.
>> My question: How do we deal with such kind of installations? If we say
>> we don't support (although it might work) TeXLive installation from
>> Linux live cds/dvds then perhaps we should state it in the
>> documentation.
> It should be sufficient to state that TL can be installed on many
> linux distributions, but that in some cases it will be necessary to
> install supporting packages.
> It could be useful if anyone who encounters such problems
> with a particular distribution would post the particulars to
> the list for the benefit of others.

for example perldoc or ruby?



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