[tex-live] Demo not working

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Fri Sep 19 11:40:35 CEST 2003

    He also wonders when the images got so small (inst
    now is 579MB, demo is 651MB). What has been dropped?

I should have explicitly said: inst has always been around that size.
It includes everything (all Unix binaries, all packages).  It is small
because everything is compressed.  Remember?  This was the whole idea ...

As for demo, Seb dropped Mongolian and a few other uncommonly used font
collections to make it fit on a 660MB disc, to help A-W.  The text in
the documentation is still accurate, if a bit (intentionally) imprecise:

  ... to make this fit, we omitted the very large collection of
  \acro{CJK} (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) language support, support
  for typesetting music, some less-commonly used fonts, and included
  executables only for Linux, \MacOSX, and Windows systems.

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