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

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 16:50:43 CET 2013

On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM, Denis Bitouzé wrote:
> Le vendredi 15/02/13 à 16h02, Mojca Miklavec a écrit :
>> Building it from contents on CTAN (tar.xz files) is more
>> straightforward than creating it from SVN.
>> I'm still speculating, but I kind of believe that a shell script with
>> a few lines of code should do it. Something like
>>     rsync -av --delete rsync://<URL>/systems/texlive/tlnet/
>> name-of-local-folder (with any rsync mirror from
>> http://ctan.org/mirrors/) should give you all that's needed for
>> creating an ISO file.
> OK, thanks. But, as said before, the .iso files is not really required.
> What is required, from my point of view, is either a monolithic archive
> or a tree that could be provided by USB sticks and let the users
> install (preferably an up to date version of) TL.

You can of course skip creation of the ISO file and you get exactly
what you asked for by running the command written above.

Just execute
    rsync -av --delete rsync://ctan.ijs.si/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet/ \
go for a coffee, unmount the key and hand it to students.


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