[tex-live] TeX Live installation tools

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Nov 3 16:09:39 CET 2010

Vladimir Lomov wrote:

> 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).

What would happen in these circumstances if, for example,
a DVI driver detected a missing PK and decided to build it
from the MF sources ?  Where would the resulting PK try
to go : somewhere on the local machine, or somewhere
on the server ?

Philip Taylor

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