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

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 14:40:49 CET 2013

2013/2/15 Denis Bitouzé <dbitouze at wanadoo.fr>:
> Le vendredi 15/02/13 à 02h08,
> Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> a écrit :
> ...
> Another reason: at home, they don't have a (good) Internet connection
> so they download from another place. But they don't have so much time
> so they guess that probably they won't have time to download /and/
> install all the TL stuff but that maybe they will have time to download
> the (big) monolithic .iso file and could then install TL off line.
I have 8Mbit ADSL at home. Network installation takes a few hours. If
I install from DVD produced by DANTE, when it cames it is really
outdated. Installation takes more than half an hour and the first
network update takes a few hour. I do not save more than ten minutes
but most probably it is even longer than the network installation from

If I would like to save students' time, I would distribute the
installed updated tree and explained them how to set PATH on the
unix-like system or how to do tlmgr postaction on Windows. doing that
they will receive up-to-date installation, not an outdated version
that will required loooooong update over a slow ADSL line.

Zdeněk Wagner

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