[tex-live] Unattended TL install

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Thu Aug 23 10:17:51 CEST 2012

Karl Berry wrote, On 2012-08-23 01:18:
> Hi Lars,
>     can a profile be written to simply install everything currently present 
>     in tlnet? Without listing the collections?
> Yes.  Just have a line in the profile:
> selected_scheme scheme-full
> (or whatever scheme you choose) and *no* collection lines.
> You'll also want to set the TEX* directory values, and perhaps
> some of the option* values if you want to override the defaults.
> Of course, the less you need to specify, the more future-proof :).
> For reference, this is mentioned in the description of -profile in
> install-tl --help, aka http://tug.org/texlive/doc/install-tl.html.


>     Does anyone have experience regarding installing TL via a kind of 
>     Windows deployment?
> Not on Windows, but I routinely do batch installations using different
> profiles when testing.
>     BTW: the documentation states that a TL installation should leave a 
>     .profile of the just installed Tl. We did not find any created via
> If the installation succeeds, it should be in tlpkg/texlive.profile.
> If the installation fails, no profile is written.

so since the installer detected miktex in the system path, the 
installation failed? even though TL was added to (the end of) the PATH, 
menus was added etc...?



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