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

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Sep 18 10:18:54 CEST 2009

Will Robertson wrote:
> On 18/09/2009, at 4:53 AM, Klaus Hoeppner wrote:
>> But what shall we do? TL is 2.5 GB, MacTeX about the same
> Veering off topic here, but there's a lot of redundancy in the two 
> mentioned above. Except for a handful of Mac OS X binaries (frontends 
> and the like), MacTeX now contains the same stuff as TL. I wonder in the 
> future whether it might be possible to create a minimal "MacTeX 
> installer" that just uses the TeX Live installation to install the texmf 
> trees in addition to its own Mac-specific stuff.
> Not sure if that'd be enough of a saving to get the TeX Collection DVD 
> down to a single layer, but perhaps worth considering is space starts 
> becoming a problem in the future.
> Will

but then the MacTeX installation will no longer be so bloddy fast ... ;-)



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