[tex-live] Tex-live

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Mon Sep 7 18:12:56 CEST 2009

Andrew Myers a écrit :
> Hey, could you have made Tex-Live more painful to download and build?

Here is another (more interesting) question: could you help us to make it less
painful, with the constraints we have to face (like limited bandwidth of CTAN
sites)? Or at least, could you please be more precise concerning which steps of
the download & build process you would like us to improve?

By the way, TeX Live is intended to be installed in binary form, only somewhat
expert users are expected to build it.

> Zipped with a program that isn't
> easy to build it itself, for one.
But it is the most efficient we could find, and bandwidth is limited. There 	are
other ways to download the sources than the tarballs if you don't like them.
You can try rsync or svn, see: http://tug.org/texlive/svn/. The tarballs are
mainly intended for (linux|bsd|whatever) distributors.


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