[tex-live] TeXlive is too big: how too switch from the full scheme to a smaller scheme

Alois Steindl Alois.Steindl at tuwien.ac.at
Tue Feb 26 17:52:00 CET 2013

Am 26.02.2013 10:44, schrieb Hendrik Maryns:
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> Hi all,
> I have /usr/local on a separate partition of 3.5G which is now almost
> full, mainly due to TL.  Analyzing the disk shows me that first
> culprit is the documentation and second the source.  I removed the
> source folders, which gives me some solace for now, but makes tlmgr
> spit out errors (ah well).
> But what I really would want to do is switch from the full scheme to
> the GUST scheme (for now).  However, if I remove the full scheme in
> tlmgr gui, it starts to remove /everything/.  I only want it to forget
> the packages that are in the full scheme, but not in the GUST scheme.
>   Is that possible?  If not, consider this an RFE.
> Cheers, H.
> - -- 
> Hendrik Maryns
given the prices for harddisks, my first suggestion would be to buy more 
space (or distribute it differently).
If that isn't an option for some reason, the easiest possibility would 
be to install TL from scratch with the intended scheme.

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