[tex-live] Stable, reproducible, scriptable TexLive installation

Maximilian Nöthe maximilian.noethe at tu-dortmund.de
Thu Aug 17 15:17:21 CEST 2017


I also have written something like this as a small python script here:

Maybe it's of use for someone.


On 17.08.2017 12:45, Alistair Miles wrote:
> Hi there,
> Apologies if this has come up before (I'm sure it has), but I'm trying
> to get a stable, reproducible installation of texlive across multiple
> systems, including different people's computers and a continuous
> integration service. I've written a script [1] which installs texlive
> from ftp://tug.org/historic/ which has been working fine, however
> recently the server seems to have become flaky and I'm getting random
> download failures which prevent installation (TLPDB::_install_package:
> downloading did not succeed). I can't switch to a mirror because
> historic/ is not mirrored. I found https://ctanmirror.speedata.de/ and
> will give that a try, however I just thought I would post here as it
> would seem to be a good idea if historic/ was mirrored along with all
> the other texlive content. Also I'd be grateful if anyone has any
> other suggestions.
> Thanks,
> Alistair
> [1] https://github.com/malariagen/agam-report-base/blob/master/install/install.sh
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