[tex-live] Announce: TeX Live on AWS Lambda

Norbert Preining norbert at preining.info
Tue Apr 3 02:13:35 CEST 2018

Hi Sam,

first of all, nice to see your work on Docker and AWS, very interesting!

> 8.1M	/var/task/texlive/2017/bin/x86_64-linux/luajittex
> 7.9M	/var/task/texlive/2017/bin/x86_64-linux/luatex

If you don't need that, you could also do 
  tlmgr remove --force luatex
to get rid of all of luatex, not only the binaries.

> 400K	/var/task/texlive/2017/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb

Deleting this file will freeze everything for tlmgr, means you will not
be able to change anything after this has been done. This is probably
fine for your application.

> 13M	/var/task/texlive/2017/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb.712d2ebb90babb07f11d145f4eea99aa

That can be deleted, it is the cached tlpdb from the tlmgr install run.

> 9.7M	/var/task/texlive/2017/texmf-dist/source/latex/koma-script/doc

These files are included in the "runfiles" sections because the author
of koma-script wants it this way. Again, for your case I think it is ok
to remove them.

> 7.7M	/var/task/texlive/2017/texmf-dist/doc

What else remains there?

> I guess the doc is being installed because of adding packages with  tlmgr install after install-tl.

No, if you have the options set during installation they will be
preserved in the tlpdb and further installs will also honor them.
If this doesn't work, it is a bug. Can you let me know what else remains
in texmf-dist/doc?



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