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

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu May 24 00:36:11 CEST 2007

>>>>> "Thanh" == Thanh Han The <hanthethanh at gmail.com> writes:

  > 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.

This is exactly what I do.  But this cannot be done automatically in a
platform independent way and it is nearly impossible to explain people
how to do it, especially if new instances of /dev/loop are required.

Hence we cannot omit the installer.

Anyway, I just installed TL-2005 from the DVD using the installer.
Quite interesting.  The DVD drive had been very silent as compared
with TL-2007 installation.

It had been reported by many people that installing TL-2007 is quite
noisy, so there is probably something wrong with the DVD.

That's the theory.  

Nobody complained that there is something wrong with the TL-2005 DVD
as far as I know.  Sorry that I cannot reduce the confusion.  When I
install TeXLive-2005, the DVD drive is quite silent, but curiously it
takes ten minutes more than installing TeXLive-2007.


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