[tex-live] too many files

Fabrice Popineau Fabrice.Popineau@supelec.fr
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 12:09:45 +0100

* Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk> writes:

> On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 11:34:09AM +0100, Fabrice Popineau wrote:
>> Some stupid idea : what about hacking kpathsea to read .gz files ?

> I doubt it would help that much, to be honest.

Well, on the cdrom you don't have any cluster size. But it would
certainly be unpleasant to get all these .gz files.

The real trick is that maybe packages, especially font ones, should be
packaged in larger compressed chunks. In fact .fli files was not such
a bad idea. However, it won't solve the problem for TL7.

What about 700Mb cdroms ?