[tex-live] Install file of the TL should have unique name

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Jan 17 18:19:35 CET 2014

Why you do give them an iso?

Are you asking them to burn a DVD to install?

I usually just give them an updated copy of the tlnet dir from a CTAN mirror (copied from USB stick)

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Denis Bitouzé [dbitouze at wanadoo.fr]
Sent: 17 January 2014 18:10
To: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] Install file of the TL should have unique name

Le vendredi 17/01/14 à 11h09,
Siep Kroonenberg <siepo at cybercomm.nl> a écrit :

> We shall look at that for the next release. However, as long as
> people just click the right link on
> http://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html, they never have
> to see this list.

Except for those who install TL from a DVD shipped by their TUG. And,
similarly, for the LaTeX courses I give in some French universities,
I provided to the students an up to date TL (thanks to rsync) as an .iso
file on a USB stick.

> This page has just been updated to point first to the exe and only
> further down to the zip. This should also make things easier in most
> cases.

OK but, IMHO net install is not always the better way to go and the
other ways of installing TL should be considered.

Anyway, thanks!

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