[tex-live] Is the TeX Live 2018 installer (for Windows) considerably slower than previous years

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Mon Aug 27 17:03:45 CEST 2018

How exactly are you installing from the local copy?

Here is what I do

Inside the rsynced copy of the tlnet structure

I run the copy of the installer found there.

The installation material is automatically detected as being in a relative folder (relative to the location of install-tl-advanced.bat) and it automatically uses the local one.

Have you instead unzipped the rsynced copy of


and is running the installer from the generated folder? Because that will never pick up the local installation folder.

Go back to the root of the rsynced copy of tlnet, and run the copy of the installer that is right there. It should be the same as in the zip file anyway.

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

From: tex-live <tex-live-bounces+daleif=imf.au.dk at tug.org> on behalf of Philip Taylor (RH-UoL) <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Sent: 27 August 2018 16:50
To: Norbert Preining
Cc: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] Is the TeX Live 2018 installer (for Windows) considerably slower than previous years

So, having restarted the installation (successfully, by eschewing the .bat file) I now see the reason for the slowth - the installer is installing from http://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk rather than from the local repository.  I don't think that I am installing using a different methodology to previous years, so what am I doing wrong and how should I tell the installer to use my local repository ?

** Phil.
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