[tex-live] TL on windows - mashine dependent parts

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Tue Nov 13 17:51:34 CET 2012

On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 12:39:41PM +0000, Lars Madsen wrote:
> MacTeX is TL under the hood.
> Generally we recommend TL for windows users as well as many users have had problems with miktex, plus, by also having TL on windows, all users (Linux, Mac, Windows) basically have the same tools and scripts available)
> Our IT department would like to offer LaTeX as a deployment installation, i.e. unattended installations. The TL net installer is not good for this as it may fail during installation. The IT departsments dream is a system, where the user can go to a website click a few things, wait for approval, and then those programmes are pushed to their windows PCs. Performing a TL transplant, my be a lot safer than running the net installer unattended.

I wonder whether fails still occur with
- a full TL repository on the LAN as source
- a non-graphical installation
- a Perl compiled without optimization

Siep Kroonenberg

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