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

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed May 9 17:08:30 CEST 2018

2018-05-09 16:59 GMT+02:00 Denis Bitouzé <denis.bitouze at univ-littoral.fr>:

> Le 09/05/18 à 14h47, Lars Madsen a écrit :
> > We usually ask the students to copy the tlnet folder to their harddisk
> > and then pass on the USB.
> >From where do they copy the tlnet tree?
> > But copying loads and loads of small files are super slow in windows
> > so that copying takes about 10-20min and then comes then installation.
> Indeed, too long.
> > We tried zipping the TL tree such that is it is only one file to copy,
> > which is faster, but takes just as long time to unzip in Windows.
> I had exactly the same trouble before I discovered WinCDEmu: the
> students who didn't own DameonTools or similar proprietary software
> could "extract" the `.iso' file with WinZip (okay, proprietary as well
> but rather common on Windows some years ago) or 7-zip, but it took too
> much time.
> > Sometimes, my cloning script is just faster to use, but I haven't
> > touch that script in years. (then you'd only need to unzip a file tree
> > and run a script afterwards, still takes time)
> IMHO, mounting the `.iso' file is a better way: it is instantaneous :)

You can have network installation for those who can mount it using GB LAN.
You can make an .iso from the network installation and give it to those who
will copy it from USB and mount it locally. Thus you can have a flexible
system without too much work.

> --
> Denis

Zdeněk Wagner
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