[tex-live] Unattended TL install
karl at freefriends.org
Thu Aug 23 01:18:17 CEST 2012
can a profile be written to simply install everything currently present
in tlnet? Without listing the collections?
Yes. Just have a line in the profile:
(or whatever scheme you choose) and *no* collection lines.
You'll also want to set the TEX* directory values, and perhaps
some of the option* values if you want to override the defaults.
Of course, the less you need to specify, the more future-proof :).
For reference, this is mentioned in the description of -profile in
install-tl --help, aka http://tug.org/texlive/doc/install-tl.html.
Does anyone have experience regarding installing TL via a kind of
Not on Windows, but I routinely do batch installations using different
profiles when testing.
BTW: the documentation states that a TL installation should leave a
.profile of the just installed Tl. We did not find any created via
If the installation succeeds, it should be in tlpkg/texlive.profile.
If the installation fails, no profile is written.
Hope this helps,
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