[tex-live] TL-CD compression

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sun Jun 3 02:04:18 CEST 2007

    the difference is 72.412 MB.

I am doubtful that even that will be enough to make the difference
between including all packages or not.  I fear that a completely
different install routine will be needed (which it will be anyway if the
new infrastructure comes to pass), one that does not assume the same set
of packages are in both distributions.  Or drop inst altogether.
Or something.

    Are there any good reasons not to use .tar.bz2 instead of .zip?

We actually tried bz2 at one point, and my recollection is that Fabrice
said the slow decompression made a *huge* difference.

By the way, I have heard that 9zip does even better compression than
bz2.  Don't know about decompression speed.


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