[tex-live] Profile-based install: scheme plus selected extras?

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 11:39:35 CEST 2015

If I understand well the option marked with a red arrow on the screenshot,
unchecking this option will not install documentation globally. I have not
tried, my disk is large enough.

Zdeněk Wagner

2015-09-25 11:29 GMT+02:00 Joseph Wright <joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk>:

> On 25/09/2015 10:25, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> > Some time ago I tried to find how the installed TL can be reduced. There
> > are only two items that are realy huge, documentation and fonts. You
> > probably need fonts so if the space is your concern and you have good
> > network connection, do not install documentation. Whenever needed, you
> can
> > find the manual on the web. Space gained by removing individual packages
> is
> > negligible in comparison with the space occupied by documentation.
> That's not really possible to influence, as far as I know. The TL
> packages aren't split up in that way, so when you install 'latex' you
> get not only latex.ltx, etc., but also interface2e.pdf, ... If I were
> worrying about disk space I could remove stuff after the fact, but
> that's not the target here. It's an automated system and I'm trying to
> avoid downloading more from CTAN than necessary, so anything that is
> altered after download is neither here nor there.
> Joseph
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