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

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Wed May 9 18:18:09 CEST 2018

On Wed, May 09, 2018 at 04:42:28PM +0200, Denis Bitouzé wrote:
> Le 09/05/18 à 14h21, Lars Madsen a écrit :
> > You mentioned the ISO on USB, have you considered rsyncing the tlnet
> > tree to the USB instead?
> Yes but see below.
> > Granted, this takes a while for updating the USB, but then the
> > students will not be that far behind in updates when they install from
> > the USB.
> Indeed but the same happens with an `.iso' file built with a rsynced
> tlnet tree.
> > One disadvantage: On Windows: installing TL from the tlnet folder on
> > the USB is rather slow (Mac and Linux runs 10-100 times faster from
> > USB than windows for some reason).
> So could be completely unusable: a student of mine tried yesterday to
> install from the `.iso' file he mounted on its Windows 10 machine and
> the evaluated time to achieve the installation oscillated between 40 and
> 50... hours!
> My experience is that it is much more faster for the students to:
> 1. just copy the (huge but monolithic) `.iso' file from my USB stick,
> 2. mount the `.iso' file (on Windows, possibly with the help of
>    WinCDEmu: http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/),

This is a good option for windows 7, but from 8 on windows can mount
isos natively.

Siep Kroonenberg

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