[tex-live] TeX Live installation tools

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed Nov 3 17:28:06 CET 2010

Lars Madsen wrote:
> Hi, I think in earlier years there were some extra tools or ideas for 
> scripts meant for special installations.
> Do we still have those scripts somewhere?
> For install parties it is a bit too slow to install from the net, or 
> from USB.
> So I wanted to simply take a given TL10 installation from a windows and 
> transfer it to another.
> As far as I know, one would then only have to add a script to integrate 
> it into windows, (given that the location was the same on both computers).
> Then the installation is down to the transfer time from a USB stick, 
> which is a lot better.
> (Yesterday we started a weekly LaTeX Lab here where I work, and at the 
> beginning we will spend most of the time helping users to install TL, so 
> the faster the better).

hmm, seems one need some steps to make this easier.

I'm just trying to copy C:/texlive to a USB stick, laptop tells me that 
will take it some 3 hours to complete, need to copy some 100k files).

Might be better to make a rar archive and provide unpacking tools on the 
USB sticks.



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