[tex-live] TeXLive-CD/DVD (Installation)

Harald Koenig koenig at tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de
Mon Sep 8 16:52:36 CEST 2008

On Sep 08, Harald Koenig wrote:

> right now I'm running an installation from DVD drive (with SUSE 10.1, 2 GB free ram and fast disk/cpu)
> and after ~15 minutes it's just with "Installing: ebsthesis" (in alphabetical order I guess)
> and "du -s" right now shows "516M    total" from estimat4ed 1700+ Mbytes.
> I'll follow up installation times and other statistics once the installation is done
> (I'll plan a 2nd installation run on my T61p notebook with SUSE 11.0, stay tuned ...;)

it wasn't thaaaat bad -- the installation took (slightly;) less than 60 minutes,
but still far too long (and far too noisy for the DVD drives seeking all time:(

for my desktop PC (AMD64 suse 10.1) it's

    real    55m51.797s
    user    1m16.849s
    sys     0m35.702s

    root at atuin ~ # du -s /usr/local/texlive/2008/
    1854316 /usr/local/texlive/2008/

and on the IBM/Lenovo T61p it's almost identical:

        3226.726 53m46.726s real,       86.973 user,    54.819 sys,     4.39 cpu

	harald root > du -s /usr/local/texlive/2008/
	1898232 /usr/local/texlive/2008/

On Sep 08, Zdenek Wagner wrote:

> I have tried network install just now on my office computer while
> diffing 30+ GiB set of files over local network at the same time.
> Installation time including format generation was 9 minutes and 14
> seconds. 

yea, the huge directory tree is only a problem for [optical] drives
with very large seek times.  keeping the iso image on a real hard disk
(or even better on a usb stick or other solid state disk) completely
avoids those directory seek issues.

> it will be much worse at home over ADSL. I assume 150 minutes
> (based on my previous experience).

hmm, I've to try that one;)  
will all the files be copied on a file by file basis ? the benchmark will show;)

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