[tex-live] Deployment of TL 2018 (on multiple computers): release or updated?

Denis Bitouzé denis.bitouze at univ-littoral.fr
Wed May 9 16:48:58 CEST 2018

Le 09/05/18 à 23h34, Norbert Preining a écrit :

> Hi Denis,

Hi Norbert,

>> OK but, in order to save bandwith, I still continue to massively make
>> use of the `.iso' file: I downloaded it once and, for the (numerous)
>> LaTeX courses I'm giving, I am providing it (on USB sticks) to each
>> student who can install TL without downloading everything.
> Fine with that, but please advise them to run tlmgr
> update --self --all after installation ;-)

Sigh... too complicated in the eyes of most of them  ;)

>> > * wait until the TL binaries for the archs you need are updated
>> I'm waiting for your go sign! :)
> No go sign from me. It depends on *your* requirements.


> If it is only x86_64-linux and/or win32, you should be settle by
> tomorrow's rebuild (if it worked out). You should see updates to
> various .ARCH packages.


>> I guess I could at that time build an `.iso' file with the content of
>> the `Master' directory of the TL.
> Good luck, that is not a trivial task. But probably possible.

I used to succeed, with the help of K3b.

>> ago), I used to try this method but the compilation time was
>> dramatically slow. Maybe both software and hardware are better for
>> handling this nowadays.
> NFS problem. But shouldn't be if you use ls-R files which are used by
> default. So unless your networks is extremely slow, that shouldn't be
> a problem.



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