[tex-live] tl-install needs too much disk space

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Aug 1 02:01:43 CEST 2012

On Mi, 01 Aug 2012, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> The information how large the .tar.xz files are is not available ATM.

It is, see entry containersize in the tlpdb.

> Norbert, what about this:
> Whenever a package is installed successfully, the .tar.xz file is
> replaced by an empty file with the same name, but the .tar.xz
> extension removed.  This way the installer/updater can determine which

But we would have to check that the right package was installed,
by verifying md5sums, that sounds like a lot of pain.

Best wishes

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