[tex-live] TeX Live installation tools
lomov.vl at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 15:59:52 CET 2010
** Lars Madsen [2010-11-03 14:58:34 +0100]:
> Hi, I think in earlier years there were some extra tools or ideas
> for scripts meant for special installations.
> Do we still have those scripts somewhere?
> For install parties it is a bit too slow to install from the net, or
> from USB.
> So I wanted to simply take a given TL10 installation from a windows
> and transfer it to another.
> As far as I know, one would then only have to add a script to
> integrate it into windows, (given that the location was the same on
> both computers).
> Then the installation is down to the transfer time from a USB stick,
> which is a lot better.
> (Yesterday we started a weekly LaTeX Lab here where I work, and at
> the beginning we will spend most of the time helping users to
> install TL, so the faster the better).
Sorry, I don't know anything about such tools but I wonder why you
borther about installation?
AFAIU, you could install TL on Windows machine and export (share) the
path with installed TL over the net or install TL on linux host with
several platforms and export using samba the TL for windows machines. Or
just copy the whole root (for example, if you install TL in C:\texlive,
so there are C:\texlive\2010, C:\texlive\texmf-local) to other windows
machine. The only thing left: you have to register (associate) the tex
extension with texworks (seems this is one of the actions that windows
installer do in contrast to linux one) manually.
On my work I installed TL on linux and binaries for Windows, then
"share" the installation root over the net (using samba) and tried them
on Windows (Windows 7). All work fine (actually I tried not all
binaries, only (pdf)latex, dvips, pdfinfo).
WBR, Vladimir Lomov.
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