[tex-live] Request - texLive distributions in formats other than iso
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Thu Dec 27 07:41:50 CET 2007
> -------Original Message-------
> From: Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>
> Subject: Re: [tex-live] Request - texLive distributions in formats other than iso
> Sent: 2007-12-25 09:40
> On Mo, 24 Dez 2007, Karl Berry wrote:
> > I gather Linux has user-controlled filesystems of some sort, but I've
> > never investigated.
> On Debian:
> apt-get install fuseiso
> apt-get install fuseiso9660
> FUSE, Filesystem in User Space.
FUSE, however, is a kernel module, and requires root to install it, so it doesn't solve my problem (installing texLive on an NFS mount for a compute cluster where I don't have 'mount' privileges).
> I can recommend isomaster
> which allows quite a lot of things like adding files to the ISO,
Isomaster doesn't provide a command-line interface, so for scripted installs isn't very convenient. It looks like it provides a nice iso9660 library though, so I might rewrite uniso to use it instead of using isoinfo.
It's happifying (http://www.pooryorick.com/pub/2007/20071227053701) to hear that the next release of texLive will be released in other formats besides iso. Thanks Karl!
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