[tex-live] TeXLive installation from live distribution cd/dvd?

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 14:29:39 CEST 2010

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 8:23 AM, Manfred Lotz <manfred at dante.de> wrote:

> Hi all,
> In Germany a guy complained that the TeXLive installation didn't work
> from his Puppy live distribution CD.
> The error message said that Usage.pm was not found. Actually,
> Usage.pm is part of most Linux distributions in either the Perl
> package itself or in some perl-module package as in Ubuntu.

Was the user able to get around the problem?   I've run into similar
issues with a package we use that includes some csh scripts and
used some library that wasn't installed by default.  To use this on
knoppix we put the packages in a persistent directory and added
the install commands to the startup script.

> My question: How do we deal with such kind of installations? If we say
> we don't support (although it might work) TeXLive installation from
> Linux live cds/dvds then perhaps we should state it in the
> documentation.

It should be sufficient to state that TL can be installed on many
linux distributions, but that in some cases it will be necessary to
install supporting packages.

It could be useful if anyone who encounters such problems
with a particular distribution would post the particulars to
the list for the benefit of others.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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