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

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed May 23 22:39:38 CEST 2007

>>>>> "Hans" == Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:

  > 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;

I made a test yesterday and there is no significant difference between
using the installer or copying the files to the disk.  

What certainly matters is the order in which files are written to the
image.  If they are written in the same order as they are read, it is
quite likely that installation will be much faster.

Anyway, at EuroTeX-2007 Norbert made a few proposals and already
provided some code.  I think that the installer has to be changed
anyway and things like that can be kept in mind. 

BTW, some time ago Thomas Esser told me that Knoppix developers have
exactly the same problem and that they had written a tool which solves
exactly this problem.  I don't remember any details, maybe even Thomas
doesn't remember because we talked about it at least two years ago.


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