[tex-live] too many files

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@oucs.ox.ac.uk
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 20:30:15 +0000

I tried the 2 CD approach. Making a CD
with just Windows and i386 Linux comes in at 648 mbytes; making
a second CD without Windows and i386 Linux comes in at 722 mbytes.

I am at a loss as to how to proceed now. Yes, the correct thing to
do is cut out some packages, but which ones? Alternatively, to drop
the liveness, but I dont have the resources to work on that.

The folliwng table of sizes for texmf may amuse you; as you can see,
its the fonts and documentation which do the damage. Ideas like
"compress all the source files" does not help much.

9188	Master/texmf/bibtex
832	Master/texmf/context
197448	Master/texmf/doc
160	Master/texmf/dvipdfm
3012	Master/texmf/dvips
1408	Master/texmf/fontname
259056	Master/texmf/fonts
68	Master/texmf/hbf2gf
7644	Master/texmf/ispell
100	Master/texmf/makeindex
444	Master/texmf/metafont
1052	Master/texmf/metapost
924	Master/texmf/nts
1892	Master/texmf/omega
724	Master/texmf/pdftex
62336	Master/texmf/source
57092	Master/texmf/tex
4660	Master/texmf/tex4ht
11004	Master/texmf/tpm
744	Master/texmf/ttf2pk
8068	Master/texmf/web2c
92	Master/texmf/xdvi

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