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

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Wed May 9 18:27:42 CEST 2018

On Wed, May 09, 2018 at 06:19:59PM +0200, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> 2018-05-09 17:29 GMT+02:00 Denis Bitouzé <denis.bitouze at univ-littoral.fr>:
> > Le 09/05/18 à 15h12, Lars Madsen a écrit :
> >
> > > I haven't used the ISO in years, for installation does it just contain
> > > the tlnet folder?
> >
> > I guess so.
> >
> > > Because then you might just make your own ISO from an rsync'ed copy on
> > > the tlnet folder from one of the mirrors
> >
> > That's what I'm planning :) See my first answer to Norbert:
> >
> Generally, .iso is just a file system of CD/DVD. Using mkisofs (or
> equivalent) you can put into it whatever you wish. You can thus put there
> the installed TEXMF tree. A Linux user will mount it and modify PATH. A
> Windows user will mount it and will have to do something via tlmgr to make
> it known by the system. Yes, it is difficult for Windows users but you
> could probably make an Autorun which will do it automatically when the .iso
> is mounted.

For windows, the tlaunch utility lets users run a TL from a
read-only filesystem. At first run, it will do something like the
normal windows configuration, including adjusting the user
searchpath and creating file associations.

Siep Kroonenberg

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