[tex-live] TexLive portable

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Mar 12 16:23:12 CET 2014

On 2014-03-12 at 00:18:51 +0100, benny wrote:

 > Hi everyone,
 > I have one short (and maybe stupid) question:
 > When I install the portable version of TeXLive to a USB Stick, will it 
 > only contain the executables for the OS I use installing?
 > I thought this portable version would be a great way to wander between 
 > my Linux Laptop and my wife's Windows machine...
 > To me it looks like there are only the Win binaries installed (yes, I 
 > used my wife's pc to install the portable version to the USB)... but I 
 > am not sure anyway where exactly I would look for the Linux 
 > applications, so maybe I'm just blind.

Hi Benny,
by default only binaries for the current platform are installed.  But
the binary menu of the installer allows you to install more.

You can use tlmgr in order to install additional binaries for other
platforms. Try

  tlmgr platform list


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