[tex-live] TeXlive is too big: how too switch from the full scheme to a smaller scheme

Alois Steindl Alois.Steindl at tuwien.ac.at
Thu Feb 28 11:09:37 CET 2013

On 02/27/2013 08:48 PM, Hendrik Maryns wrote:
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> Hi,
> Well, yes, disk space is cheap now, but it?s a partition on a disk and
> I don?t want to go moving partitions around, too risky, not worth it.
No risk, no fun.
Seriously, the tools like gparted are quite reliable, I never had 
trouble in that regard.
>> Get the files scheme-full.tar.xz and scheme-guts.tar.xz from the
>> TeXLive DVD
> The whole point is that I want to do this /without/ having to download
> everything again.  Or am I misunderstanding what those two files are?
Seems so. You could have answered that question for yourself by having a 
look at these files.
> Anyway, this is very bothersome, I was hoping there would be an option
> for this in tlmgr.  Consider this an RFE then: flexible switching of
> schemes.
Norbert already gave you the recipe.
I don't think there is sufficient demand for that feature, because there 
are several easy remedies to your problem. But of course: You are 
certainly welcomed to provide it. Most useful programs in the community 
come into being, because someone has a need for their functionality and 
spends the effort to program it.
Good luck

> Cheers, H.
> - -- 
> Hendrik Maryns

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