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

Hendrik Maryns hendrik at hendrikmaryns.name
Fri Mar 1 11:03:42 CET 2013

Dear Norbert,

Thanks for this clear answer and please accept my apologies.  I only
looked around in the gui and found no solution there.  Mea culpa.

I would never have found such an elegant option to split up the info
with awk, though, so you saved me a lot of time there.  (But it seems
that last step was not necessary, since all collections are retained
anyway, by one scheme or another.  Will this mean everything will still
keep being installed?  Should I remove another scheme (teTeX for example)?)

Cheers, H.

Op 27-02-13 23:54, Norbert Preining schreef:
> Hi
> tired of this discussion:
> On Di, 26 Feb 2013, Hendrik Maryns wrote:
>> culprit is the documentation and second the source.  I removed the
>> source folders, which gives me some solace for now, but makes tlmgr
>> spit out errors (ah well).
> Well, you could have done
> 	tlmgr option docfiles 0
> 	tlmgr option srcfiles 0
> That would make sure that on following upgrades the source and doc files
> are not installed. During the backup process tlmgr will complain
> about the missing files, but no need to take care for that
> when you have them removed on purpose.
>> But what I really would want to do is switch from the full scheme to
>> the GUST scheme (for now).  However, if I remove the full scheme in
>> tlmgr gui, it starts to remove /everything/.  I only want it to forget
> Then use the command line and read the manual:
> First install scheme-gust
> 	tlmgr install scheme-gust
> and before continuing make sure you have disabled backups, so that
> the disk does not get too full
> 	tlmgr option autobackup 0
> then remove the scheme-full without any dependencies:
> 	tlmgr remove --no-depends scheme-full
> and after that remove the superficial collections (this works on Unix,
> on Windows I don't know how to use the awk)
> 	collections=$(tlmgr info --only-installed collections | awk -F' |:' '{print$2}')
> 	tlmgr remove $collections
> this will remove only those that are NOT included in one of the
> other schemes.
> That's it. All (besides the awk incantation) written in the manual of
> tlmgr. One only has to read it.

Hendrik Maryns

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