[tex-live] texlive 8

Kaja P. Christiansen kaja at daimi.au.dk
Wed Feb 5 14:47:42 CET 2003

Sebastian Rahtz writes:

 > > One other thought -- this may be heretical, but does anyone actually use
 > > the "live" part of TL?  I know that I at least have always simply copied
 > > the whole thing to my disk.  CD is too slow and inconvenient.
 > I agree :-}
 > > If we had only an installable system, everything could be compressed and
 > > a lot more would fit.
 > aaargh. IFFFFFFF we had a portable installation system,
 > it would all be OK! but we dont. Yes, we have all had this conversation
 > a thousand times, and many people have their
 > favourite candidate system, but.....

At the risk of beeing even more heretic - let me remind you my own
favourite candidate: two (2) CDs. One with all binaries and a small
selfcontained texmf tree (and thus live). The second with everything 
else. Upon the completion of the installation of the first CD, 
a message appears in the dialogue screen (or maybe a melodic voice) 
saying 'Now please insert CD#2' after which the rest of the installation 
is done.



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