[tex-live] TeX install on single-layer DVD

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Sep 17 19:52:00 CEST 2009

On Thu, 17 Sep 2009, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> >Yesm but he wants to duplicate the DVDs, and that means generating
> >an ISO image.
> The second part does not necessarily follow from the former;
> there are many ways of duplicating a DVD that do not require
> an ISO image.

Well, in reality in the background there is always an .iso image there,
especially when you duplicate more than once, but for many students. Making
a direct copy would be stupid, reading the DVD again and again...
Anyway, that is off topic

> So providing an ISO image is the very same as the first step
> >of duplicating. So if we provide a .iso then that is fine.
> But it doesn't address Gianluca's problem, which is that after duplication
> he wants to end up with a single-layer DVD from which a non-
> computer-savvy student can install TeX Live on "any reasonable
> platform".

As said, if we put the tlnet archive into an iso image with an autorun.inf
for Windows, then practically each can install it easily.

Best wishes


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Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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