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

Thanh Han The hanthethanh at gmail.com
Wed May 23 16:59:57 CEST 2007

On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 04:11:37PM +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
> 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;

indeed. Whenever a new tl is out, I always download/copy the
dvd image to harddisk, mount it and setup a proper texmf.cnf
+ PATH and that's it. I never bothered with tl installation.


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