[tex-live] Installation without texmf-dist/doc

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Feb 18 01:57:49 CET 2012

On 2012-02-18 at 08:44:16 +0900, Vladimir Lomov wrote:

 > Hello,
 > ** Pander [2012-02-17 20:57:33 +0100]:
 > > Hi all,
 > > What is the proper way to install TeX Live without texmf-dist/doc which
 > > takes up about 1.1 GB
 > > Thanks,
 > > Pander
 > The simplest way is to 'rm -fr texmf-dist/doc', 

Since we have tlmgr, 'rm -rf' is never a good idea.  That would make
the database inconsistent.  It's not a solution at all because these
files come back with 'tlmgr --update'.

 > imho, tlmgr can't do that due to license terms (source, run time
 > files and doc must be presented), but I may be wrong.

The installer has an option in the options menu to do that.  

BTW, Pander asked how to "install TeX Live without texmf-dist/doc".
He didn't ask how to delete files after the installation.  If disk
space is scarce, your suggestion isn't helpful at all and I'm pretty
sure that Pander knows how to delete files. 


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