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

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed May 23 16:11:37 CEST 2007

Oliver Bandel wrote:
> Someone who installs it once can be really annoyed.
> After that annoying exoerience I did NOT install texlive
> on my new PC. Two reasons: a) I prefer source-distributions
> (e.g. Gentoo is fine), b) teTeX was fine c) this installation
> procedure also let me dislike this distribution.
> So my PC has no TeX installed and I use my Mac as long
> as I do not have TeX on my PC.
> Maybe this is a non-pragmatical, idealistic attitude,
> but when I have a fast PC, and we have the year 2007,
> I can await to have a fast installation.
well, in the case of such fresh hardware with enough disk space i'd copied the whole lot (texmf/texmf-dist) from dvd to disk and not bothered about subsets or packages apart from the binaries; copying a dvd directly should be no big deal; 


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