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

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Fri Sep 18 00:53:15 CEST 2009

Robin Fairbairns a écrit :
> until someone designs an auto-detecting app which
> discovers what the system is, and makes the decision for them.

Which is already done in some Linux live-cds: if you insert them in your drive
while running windows, an application starts and presents a menu, with a
selection of cross-platform free software you may want to install on windows, or
a tutorial about how to run and/or install Linux. Quite a smart move imo.

> not the
> sort of thing i can imagine the tex live team deciding to spend their
> time on, as it happens.)
It is sort of what we are doing: we put a autorun.inf file at the DVD's root (I
mean the TL iso burnt to a DVD, not the TeX collection), which automagically
detects the platform and runs the wizard installer on Windows, and lets the user
 decide on Linux: perfect adaptation to what the typical user of each system
wants. (I'm assuming Mac users would install MacTeX.)


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