[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 15:17:37 CEST 2007

On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 03:05:49PM +0200, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> 2007/5/23, Oliver Bandel <oliver at first.in-berlin.de>:
> >On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 12:47:19PM +0100, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> >> I do wonder whether all this is worth the effort. I know
> >> 4 hours is horribly slow, but you only do it once a year.
> >> Of course, if its easy to rewrite the install scripts
> >> to be more efficient, that's great, but not if it
> >> takes weeks of work.
> >
> >...
> I still cannot understand WHY it takes such a long time on someone's
> computer. I installed TL2007 from an image on HD, but TL2005 from DVD,
> on my 3 years old notebook ASUS, 1.6 GHz, 512 MB RAM with Fedora Core
> 2, and x86_64 dual core, 3.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM woth CentOS 4.3. Copying
> files from DVD to HD took about half an hour on both computers (the
> DVD-RW drive is LG on both), the post installation step on the
> notebook took about 10 minutes but less that 5 seconds on x86_64,
> everything was probably in cache. I monitored memory consumptions on
> x86_64. I do not remember exact figures but it started somewhere
> slightly above 200 MB and grew to something above 1 GB at the end of
> installation.

Maybe also mechanical problems of the DVD....
...so that maybe read-errors occur and the drive was slowed down?!

I inserted the DVD to my Powerbook. It made a lot of sound.
Even when not reading from the DVD, it made a lot of sound,
and I think the DVD touches the drive and scratches around.

This might be another problem.

Maybe the DVD-material was a cheap one ;-(


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