[tex-live] texlive on Raspberry Pi

Simon Dales simon at getthingsfixed.co.uk
Mon Apr 9 11:17:10 CEST 2018

On Mon, 2018-04-09 at 10:41 +0200, Zdenek Wagner wrote:

> Strange, I have two Rpi's with two different versions of Raspbian and
> none of them uses /tmp on tmpfs 

Depends on the Raspbian/whatever distro. Stretch uses tmpfs, so too
Wheezy. I can't find a Jessie to interrogate at the moment, but
most-likely is tmpfs (interpolation).

Of course if your /tmp is in your root directory of your main storage
then /tmp is unlikely to have a reachable max size/inode limit.

But one too many writes on your SD and it dies. No SMART to help you
watch its advancing decrepitude; it just goes phut one day; and no OS,
no boot, nothing.

> (and I would never use it on a machine with so few RAM, I do it on
> desktops with 32 GB RAM and limit the size of .tmp to 1 GB).

A RPi won't be so wizzy as a PC, especially not one with lots of RAM,
quick disk and posh graphics card.

But for ~£20 what do you expect? And sucks less 240V from the wall.



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