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

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 17:28:28 CET 2013

2013/2/15 Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk>:
> 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)
I have just tried with a small directory tree on my own server using a
vfat formatted USB using Linux. It works. This is my rsync version:

rsync  version 3.0.9  protocol version 30
Copyright (C) 1996-2011 by Andrew Tridgell, Wayne Davison, and others.
Web site: http://rsync.samba.org/
    64-bit files, 64-bit inums, 64-bit timestamps, 64-bit long ints,
    socketpairs, hardlinks, symlinks, IPv6, batchfiles, inplace,
    append, ACLs, xattrs, iconv, symtimes

> /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/ \
>     /path/to/your/usb/key/texlive
> go for a coffee, unmount the key and hand it to students.
> Mojca

Zdeněk Wagner

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