[texhax] TeX Live Flash (was August 2011 TUG news)

Uwe Lueck uwe.lueck at web.de
Fri Aug 19 00:28:35 CEST 2011

"Martin Schröder" <martin at oneiros.de> wrote 13.08.2011 00:45:26:
>2011/8/12 Uwe Lueck <uwe.lueck at web.de>:
>> Sticks are interesting for netbooks that don't carry DVD drives.
>> I guess for many students such a netbook is the only computer
>> they own, just because netbooks are so cheap. I have seen some
>> students with netbooks. Students without DVD drives may be
>> interested in ready sticks.
> Those students most often have a quite good internet connection so
> they can use the net installer.

Hm. I like my internet connection. But I have experienced instabilities
of my Linux installation, and am facing the possibitity
that I will renew my installation every few days -- also for trying Linux shades.
Therefore I have tried to save and re-install my TeX installation in as few
hours/minutes as possible.

So I keep all texmf[...]/tex/... locally (copy to stick and paste back).
Debian latex-base may be fine for the rest of a TeX installation ...
and I seem to have managed even saving and pasting just
the binaries and config files. I.e., I consider TeX Live too much, 
even the net installer ...

... just to tell you what the reasons of my posting were ...

I do not need many LaTeX packages, but a few (like hyperref)
have changed very much in the last two years ...

Even that saving and pasting of texmf (via stick)
takes many minutes, I cannot work with the computer this time 
and must turn to my newspaper or so ... so copying fromt the
web is not an alternative.



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