[texhax] install-tl via script (was Download errors from ftp://tug.org)

Liviu Ionescu ilg at livius.net
Thu Dec 14 14:38:55 CET 2017

> On 14 Dec 2017, at 15:24, Philip Taylor (RHUoL) <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:
> Liviu Ionescu wrote:
>> a full install is so large ...
> "large" is, of course, both a relative and a very subjective measure,


my Docker images generally have a few hundred MiBs, let's be generous and say 1 GiB. 

my local texlive folder, installed with most of the 3400 packages, is about 4.8 GiB.

adding the 'full' texlive to the Docker images results in almost 5 times larger images, which must be uploaded on the Docker Hub, and downloaded by all those who need them. and these images come in pairs, one for 32-bits, and one for 64-bits builds.

by all realative and subjective measures, a five-fold increase is still... large :-(



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