[tex-live] Outstanding question about Hebrew and Greek hyphenation patterns

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Sep 22 02:17:17 CEST 2013

On 2013-09-22 at 00:07:12 +0200, Mojca Miklavec wrote:

 > On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 10:35 PM, Philip Taylor wrote:
 > >
 > > E:\CTAN>c:rsync -a -v --progress --delete
 > > rsync://rsync.tex.ac.uk/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet/ .
 > >
 > > This is pulling in hundreds, if not thousands, of files for
 > > architectures in which I have negative interest.  Is it possible
 > > to make that incantation pull in only generic files and those
 > > targetted specifically at Windows (32-bit or 64-bit) ?
 > rsync -av --exclude '*x86_64-darwin.tar.xz' ... etc.
 > (or write an exclude file listing all)

Mojca, did you test it?  The installer menus are not derived from the
packages that exist on your system but from the TeX Live database
(tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb).  Missing files probably confuse the installer.

But the basic idea of a local mirror is that it's only necessary to
create it once.  The actual download can be done overnight or while
doing something else.  Neither network performance nor the size of TL
is really important then.  Unless disk space is scarce, every attempt
to customize rsync is wasted time, IMO.

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