[tex-live] Deployment of TL 2018 (on multiple computers): release or updated?
zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed May 9 18:32:30 CEST 2018
2018-05-09 18:25 GMT+02:00 Denis Bitouzé <denis.bitouze at univ-littoral.fr>:
> Le 09/05/18 à 18h19, Zdenek Wagner a écrit :
> > 2018-05-09 17:29 GMT+02:00 Denis Bitouzé <denis.bitouze at univ-littoral.fr
> >> Le 09/05/18 à 15h12, Lars Madsen a écrit :
> >> > I haven't used the ISO in years, for installation does it just contain
> >> > the tlnet folder?
> >> I guess so.
> >> > Because then you might just make your own ISO from an rsync'ed copy on
> >> > the tlnet folder from one of the mirrors
> >> That's what I'm planning :) See my first answer to Norbert:
> > Generally, .iso is just a file system of CD/DVD. Using mkisofs (or
> > equivalent) you can put into it whatever you wish. You can thus put
> > there the installed TEXMF tree.
> > A Linux user will mount it and modify PATH. A Windows user will mount
> > it and will have to do something via tlmgr to make it known by the
> > system. Yes, it is difficult for Windows users but you could probably
> > make an Autorun which will do it automatically when the .iso is
> > mounted.
> Is all of this necessary? IIRC, the `.iso' file I created contained the
> whole content of the TL's `Master' folder (hence maybe not only the
> tlnet folder: my fault), hence contained `install-tl' and
> `install-tl-windows.bat' which could be run as usually.
Yes, everything is self-located. The binary must be found via PATH setting
and all remaining files are located relatively to the binary. Nothing is
written back to the TEXMF trees, so read/only mount is sufficient. It does
not matter whether you run it from a local disk, from a CD, a USB, from a
network mount. From time to time I even mount .iso which is not on my local
disk but on a shared network drive, everything works.
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