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

Harald Koenig koenig at tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de
Tue Sep 9 15:35:05 CEST 2008

On Sep 09, Norbert Preining wrote:

> > that's strange. the iso image is 2.5 GB (2617149440 bytes) right now, and
> The actual DVD will contain not only the TeX Live stuff, but other
> things, too.

ah, I see.  I was talking about the iso images on ftp/...

> No need for working. rsync from CTAN to /local/path, then call
> 	install-tl -location /local/path
> and be happy. Many people are doing that.

cool, that's easy!

from usb-stick I get the "raw speed" for my T61p (with 72% cpu usage -- good;)

                332.367 5m32.367s real,         183.783 user,   54.891 sys,     71.81 cpu

where package extraction took 03:55, so it's about 1:37 for post install (creating fmt files etc).

and from DVD (3.7 GB, including both the live tree and the archive/*.tar.* files)

	        622.032 10m22.032s real,        223.938 user,   82.193 sys,     49.21 cpu

which is pretty ok, esp. compared with the 50+ minutes before;)

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