[tex-live] tl layout on ctan

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Wed Aug 20 15:33:19 CEST 2008

On Wed, 20 Aug 2008, Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) wrote:

> [...]
> > if someone downloads (or makes mirror) the whole
> >> structure, then tries to run install-tl/install-tl[.bat] for installation
> >> from the local disk, it doesn't work. 
> That is exactly what I did, and as far as
> I can tell, it /did/ work !  What is the
> problem that you anticipate happening
> when this is tried, Staszek ?

OK, Phil. Once again: 
1. you have downloaded from CTAN the whole structure _as it is_, right?

2. cd install-tl
3. install-tl.bat
4. it works, but _only_ for installing from the net, eg.:
Platform:  win32  => ' Windows '
Distribution: net  (downloading)
Using URL: http://mirror.icis.pcz.pl/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008
Directory for temporary files: ' c:/TEMP '
Installer directory: 'c:/tl08/install-tl'
Loading http://mirror.icis.pcz.pl/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
Installer revision: 10347
Database revision: 10341

So archive/ and tlpkg/ on your disk aren't sourced. That's all.

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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