[tex-live] The suggestions (from tex-d-l) (Re: Comment on Re: TeXLive-CD/DVD (Installation))

Oliver Bandel oliver at first.in-berlin.de
Wed May 23 15:12:55 CEST 2007

On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 01:42:51PM +0100, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> Oliver Bandel wrote:
> >On that day (night) I installed a debian (via netinstaller-CD)
> >for a friend. It took a while, but not very long.
> >After I installed some additional programs he wanted to have,
> >I said, he needs TeX also, it's an absolute MUST-HAVE.
> >  
> if it was a Debian, the first call should
> be the texlive Debian packages, surely?

I didn't knew there are Debian-packages.

I asked in tex-d-l, which distribution oe can use,
now, hwere teTeX is not maintained.
The answer was: "texlive".
And as I have Gentoo linux and the DVD I thought
DVD is the way. That there are debian packages I didn't knew.

> which do the job just perfectly. Why bother with the DVD?

Well... ok, now I know it.

But for Gentoo I had to go the DVD-way.

> >In the README there was no warning.
> >  
> thats a fair point, I agree.
> but I think the point is that installing from DVD should be a
> last resource. Better to do a net install using Debian
> packages, or a Subversion checkout if you're a source person.

What's about other Linux-distributions?
No way without the DVD?
Or installing the last teTeX-distri?

> me, I never do an install at all. I just keep the checkout
> from Subversion up to date, set my PATH accordingly,
> and it just works.

OK, I think it's time to have a look at subversion.
I didn't used it so far. So... a lot more to learn.


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