[External] Re: Installing TeX Live on Windows 7, potential problems

Beuthe, Thomas thomas.beuthe at cnl.ca
Tue May 25 23:52:23 CEST 2021


> > Estimated time to completion on my Fujitsu Celsius W550 (i7, 16GB, 1TB  > M2 SSD + 32TB disc farm) is around three hours, installing from a 16GB  > USB stick >onto which has been unpacked the complete TeX Collection ISO.
 >> USB Device Tree Viewer V3.5.2 shews the USB stick as being connected to  > a USB 2.0 MTT Hub under an Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller.
 >> Installing is taking place to the M2 SSD.
>On my Linux machine installation of current TeX Live with binaries for one platform from a USB-3 stick takes less than 15 minutes.
>I cleared the file-system cache before installation to make sure that data was read from the stick and not from memory.  Install target was an SSD but installing >to a hard drive wouldn't be much slower.

...and yet when I watch the processes run on Windows, it's so slow I can see each and every one of the individual perl jobs boot, unpack a package, and then go away again. One by one. Is there something in the script that holds things back on Windows?
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