[tex-live] Install on a network (Samba server and Windows desktops)

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Tue May 18 11:05:48 CEST 2010

Denis Bitouzé wrote:
> Le mardi 18/05/10 à 10h35,
> Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> This is the right section. First when you install TL, you have to go
>> to selection of platforms and select all that you plan to use. For
>> unix-like systems you have to mount the texmf-* trees and set PATH
>> (and MANPATH if you need "man") to the correct directory. For
>> windows-like systems you need to map a network drive and then use the
>> script available from that very section to create shortcuts.
> Well, sorry, actually I'm not an expert in network area: I just try to
> help our computer technician to install TeX Live, not on all Windows
> desktop, but just on the server, in order to make easier the
> maintenance. So maybe my questions will seem very basic :)
> 1. The TL install will be done only on the (Linux) server, right?


> 2. Even Windows binary system may be installed on it?
> Thanks!

Yes, it should not be a problem.

We have Linuix, 32 + 64 bit, windows and Mac on our Linux server.

The Macs get is over read-only NFS, and Windows can get it over Samba if 
needed. (which we do not).



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