[tex-live] TeXlive is too big: how too switch from the full scheme to a smaller scheme
Alois.Steindl at tuwien.ac.at
Wed Feb 27 11:42:43 CET 2013
On 02/26/2013 10:44 AM, Hendrik Maryns wrote:
> 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
if you really want to spend time to save a few GB of data, you could try
Get the files scheme-full.tar.xz and scheme-guts.tar.xz from the TeXLive
DVD (or from some network source, I found these in the directory
and unpack them.
By comparing these two files you could find out, which collections you
should remove from your installation to obtain the gust-scheme. But be
careful: some packages in the gust-scheme, like amstex, are not selected
from a collection, but individually.
Now you can do
tlmgr remove <list of collections and packages, which you would like to
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