[tex-live] Request - texLive distributions in formats other than iso

Edd Barrett vext01 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 16:57:31 CET 2007

On 23/12/2007, Poor Yorick <org.tug.tex-live at pooryorick.com> wrote:
> I would like to install the latest version of texLive to an alternate prefix, so I have downloaded the iso file.  I do not have mount privileges on the target system, and am not aware of any way other than 'mount' to deal with iso imaes on *nix.  I could not find a good open-source tool to extract a file hierarchy from an iso file, so I wrote one:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/uniso/

I dont know which OS you are running, but usually virtual node devices
will allow you to mount ISO's.

On OpenBSD use vnconfig. On Solaris use lofiadm.

I seem to remember linux having some -o option to mount for loopback
devices, but I have not used linux properly in years, so it may have

> But so that people who find themselves in a similar situation (more and more common with compute grids) wouldn't have to go to so much trouble, wouldn't it be reasonable to also release a texLive.tar.{gz,bz2}?

There has been discussion between porters, and I believe it was
approved for the 2008 release.

> --
> Poor Yorick

Best Regards



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