[tex-live] TeXLive-CD/DVD (Installation)

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Tue May 22 10:08:10 CEST 2007

On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 01:08:26AM +0200, Oliver Bandel wrote:
> On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 12:23:19AM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> > >>>>> "Oliver" == Oliver Bandel <oliver at first.in-berlin.de> writes:
> > 
> [...]
> > My DVD drive is quite noisy and it seems that the problem is that the
> > haed has to be moved quite frequently.
> Today I did copy texlive from DVD to my Mac-HD.
> On the Mac (Powerbook) I heard a lot of noise too.
> I think the DVD is mechanically ugly... it made noise even when
> I didn't read from the CD.
> But after starting the   cp -r   I heard a lot of
> head repositioning.
> That's ugly too.
> One thing that on the tex-dl was brought in as ideas
> was, to have an DVD-image cretaed by creating it in an
> alphabetical order and during installation, reading it
> alphabetically.
> >   > I also had a discussion on the tex-dl-mailinglist about the
> >   > organization of the livecd. The DVD-image might be reoranized so
> >   > that the data can faster be read.
> > 
> > Did they provide any useful suggestions?  We talked about improvements
> > at EuroTeX-2007.  If you want to help, please contact Norbert Preining.
> > Any help is welcome.
> See above: alphabetical organization of the DVD-image.
> But there were more suggestions and I have to reread the thread
> and gather all ideas.

In an earlier discussion about a previous release, it was suggested
that the installation was slow because the files were distributed
over both layers of the dvd. What is the status on this aspect?

Siep Kroonenberg

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