[tex-live] Is the TeX Live 2018 installer (for Windows) considerably slower than previous years
Philip Taylor (RH-UoL)
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Aug 27 16:40:40 CEST 2018
Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi Phil,
> you are soo late to install 2018, I am surprised! But maybe that was the
> period of peace we had ;-)
I like things to become stable before I risk upgrading :-) (but they
are not — see below) :-(
>> On an Intel I7 machine with 16Gb RAM, the 2018 Tex Live installer, installing from a local Rsynch'ed repository, is less than 1/3 of the way through ("Installing elvish") after an hour and a quarter (1H15); this seems very much slower than I have experienced in the past with earlier TeX Live installers. Is this to be expected, and if so, what is the cause please ?
> Not to expected, and nothing I have seen or has been reported till now.
> Maybe your disk is full?
Well, 3.27Tb free space isn't massive by today's standards, but it
should suffice, and the scratch drive that the installer used has 268Gb
> That was a decision taken by Siep in accordance with UI studies she
> took. I cannot comment on that.
OK, perhaps if Siep is reading this thread she will be willing to
comment. Now, the bad news : the installation failed —
> Installing [2718/3646, time/total: 03:09:32/04:01:41]: psu-thesis [248k]
> TLUtils::check_file: removing
> checksums differ:
> TLPDB::_install_package: downloading did not succeed
> Installation failed.
> Rerunning the installer will try to restart the installation.
> Or you can restart by running the installer with:
> install-tl-windows.bat --profile installation.profile [EXTRA-ARGS]
> install-tl-advanced.bat --profile installation.profile [EXTRA-ARGS]
> Writing log in current directory:
The cited log file does not exist, and an attempt to follow the
instruction " install-tl-advanced.bat --profile installation.profile"
results in :
> D:\>cd tex\live\repository
> D:\TeX\Live\Repository>install-tl-advanced.bat --profile
> PATH=D:\TeX\Live\Repository\tlpkg\tlperl\bin;C:\Program Files
> Files (x86)\Common Files\Acronis\SnapAPI\
> "D:\TeX\Live\Repository\install-tl" -gui perltk --profile
> Profile not readable, continuing in interactive mode.
> Loading D:/TeX/Live/Repository/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
> Installing TeX Live 2018 from: D:/TeX/Live/Repository (not verified)
> Platform: win32 => 'Windows'
> Distribution: inst (compressed)
> Directory for temporary files:
> D:\TeX\Live\Repository\install-tl: Writing log in current directory:
At which point I see that it has lost all my (directory) customisation.
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