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

Denis Bitouzé dbitouze at wanadoo.fr
Sun Jan 19 16:50:00 CET 2014

Le dimanche 19/01/14 à 11h45,
Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> a écrit :

> I just think it is a bad message to send to users that in order to
> install you need to install this an this program to get the
> installation to work on windows.
> Imagine what that user is going to tell his or her friends about the
> installation of TL (they will not know this is not the 'standard' way
> in which to install TL)

I agree. I used to use the same method as you: transferring the whole
tlnet/ either unzipped or the zipped (to be unzipped afterwards). But
newbies were also complaining about the "complexity" and especially the
time needed to "install LaTeX".

> I'm not saying Denis' solution isn't great, it looks very
> interesting. I'm going to try it out to see if the transfer is faster.

Please let us know your conclusion.

> There is also the transplant script I made earlier, that might be
> even faster if it wasn't for the massive time it takes to transfer
> files from USB to HD on Windows (in this case a ZIP) plus the time it
> takes to unzip.

Yes, that takes a lot of time.

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