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

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Feb 15 16:58:03 CET 2013

Isn't that a problem if the USB is vfat formatted?

at least the last few times I tried this, it ended up deleting everything and copying everything again, making rsync a bit useless.

(there is something about the checks it can do on vfat file systems)

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Mojca Miklavec [mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com]
Sent: 15 February 2013 16:50
To: Denis Bitouzé
Cc: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] So far.....expensive failure

On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM, Denis Bitouzé wrote:
> Le vendredi 15/02/13 à 16h02, Mojca Miklavec a écrit :
>> Building it from contents on CTAN (tar.xz files) is more
>> straightforward than creating it from SVN.
>> I'm still speculating, but I kind of believe that a shell script with
>> a few lines of code should do it. Something like
>>     rsync -av --delete rsync://<URL>/systems/texlive/tlnet/
>> name-of-local-folder (with any rsync mirror from
>> http://ctan.org/mirrors/) should give you all that's needed for
>> creating an ISO file.
> OK, thanks. But, as said before, the .iso files is not really required.
> What is required, from my point of view, is either a monolithic archive
> or a tree that could be provided by USB sticks and let the users
> install (preferably an up to date version of) TL.

You can of course skip creation of the ISO file and you get exactly
what you asked for by running the command written above.

Just execute
    rsync -av --delete rsync://ctan.ijs.si/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet/ \
go for a coffee, unmount the key and hand it to students.


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