[tex-live] So far.....expensive failure

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 12:05:07 CET 2013

Hi all,

I understand that people do not have fast internet at home. It is also
my case and a few years ago it was even worse. Yet I do not download
the ISO image. I do the network installation at work because I have
gigabit connection. Installation from the closest mirror takes about
10 minutes. I select all platforms I need. Then I bring my notebook
and copy the hole tree to it (or to USB disk). Finally I copy the tree
to my home computer. I have not tried tlmgr postaction in order to
activate the copied tree on Windows but I believe it works.

2013/2/14 Nicolas Richard <theonewiththeevillook at yahoo.fr>:
> Markus Kohm <komascript at gmx.info> writes:
>>> then revert to an official CTAN mirror so that they can
>>> still update afterwards
>> If you'd make a daily rsync, your students could use your mirror for updates
>> forever ...
> It has practical (probably mostly administrative) problems : keeping the
> mirror uptodate on an accessible (over the internet) server requires to
> ask for permissions, whereas setting up a local server for the duration
> of the course is much more flexible.
> Of course it might well be worth the effort to set up something in the
> long term, but not always possible.
> --
> Nico.

Zdeněk Wagner

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