[texhax] Questions to install TeXLive
karl at freefriends.org
Wed Jan 7 16:02:32 CET 2004
I have tried to install TeXLive on the hard drive of my PC
every year, and I have never been able to install it correctly
I'm sorry to hear it. I don't use Windows myself, so my help is going
to be limited, but I'll answer what I can. I hope some of the Windows
experts on this list will help with your questions.
Question 2: Do both the "CD install" and the "DVD" contain
the exactly the same totally complete system,
2. Install for all users
I think you want this one, because I believe the option really means
"all users on the current computer". It's not going to go out and mess
with anything on the network. The wording is unfortunate.
Question 4: On Figure 2, we must give the address of
a local depot for files on the CDROM. What's that ?
How can we choose or determine this address ?
That's the drive letter where the TeX Live CD is available under
Windows. Usually G:. You can find out by looking under My Computer, if
you don't know.
Question 5: On Figure 3, we must give the address of
"Home TeXMF Tree"
I believe that's for a "home directory". You don't need it. Make sure
all the other entries use directories on your local disk.
Question 6; On Figure 3, "Scheme selection", which
scheme should I choose to get the most totally
complete TeX system ?
In the Unix install, there is an option "Generic Full TeXLive scheme".
I hope it is there in Windows too. But I don't think the scheme is
crucial. It's the package/collection selection which determines what
really gets installed.
Question 7: On Figure 4, is there a fast way to select
absolutely all the packages ?
I sure hope so, but I don't see it mentioned in the documentation :(.
On Unix, you can just choose "+" to install everything (this is what I
always do myself). Is there a root package you can select that will
automatically select everything else.
I hope this is a little help, anyway. Sorry I can't speak authoritatively.
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