[tex-live] So far.....expensive failure

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 10:06:17 CET 2013

2013/2/15 Denis Bitouzé <dbitouze at wanadoo.fr>:
> Le jeudi 14/02/13 à 10h44,
> Nicolas Richard <theonewiththeevillook at yahoo.fr> a écrit :
>> As previously mentionned, you could also make the tl tree locally
>> available [See http://tug.org/texlive/acquire-mirror.html]. It avoids
>> the big traffic to the Internet, and impacts few local users. The only
>> requirements, IIUC, is to have your students (i) use a (possibly
>> dedicated) local network,
> As numerous students come with their own laptop, it is not that easy.
>> and (ii) use your local repository during the installation
> As our local network is not a gigabit one, I guess it would take a very
> long time.
It should be about 40 minutes on 100 Mbit if you install scheme-full.
Do you think that it is considerably faster from DVD?

Although computers now come with gigabit cards, the network in many
institutions is not that fast. Our switches have just several gigabit
ports and my computer is connected to it not because of TeX Live but
because it is needed for other tasks. My notebook has only 10/100 card
but network installation is faster that installation from DVD.

Installation from a DVD is advantageous only if you do it within a
week after its release because at this time it is not outdated.

>> (then revert to an official CTAN mirror so that they can still update
>> afterwards).
> Indeed.
> --
> Denis

Zdeněk Wagner

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