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

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Feb 15 17:36:31 CET 2013

you need to unzip the file, and to integrate it into Windows.

In either case you will need a ZIP for windows and for Linux (why should Windows users have Linux binaries on their systems).

There are also differences in file systems to think about, Linux supports softlinks within the TL tree whereas windows does not.

Since there are a lot more windows users, and since installation on windows is quite slow, that would be my main focus to start with. 

/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 Denis Bitouzé [dbitouze at wanadoo.fr]
Sent: 15 February 2013 17:00
To: Mojca Miklavec
Cc: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] So far.....expensive failure

Le vendredi 15/02/13 à 16h50,
Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> a écrit :

> 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.

OK. What would be faster from the USB stick:

  1. copying just the TL tree but hence a lot of small files,

  2. copying a zip version of the TL tree and hence just a single
  (though large) file, but with a necessary unzip post-step?

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