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TeX Live
04-30-2018, 12:21 PM
Post: #1
TeX Live
TeX Live provides a comprehensive TeX system with binaries for most flavors of Unix OSes.

GCP: world/software/texlive/

As a summary (I made) from their doc (a copy attached).


TeX Live is a software distribution that contains TeX and related programs for GNU/Linux and other OSs and includes extensive collection of macros, fonts and documentation; and support for typesetting in many different scripts from around the world.


It is like a complete software suite for tex tools. Usually, the OS included tex/latex packages are not that complete. Tex Live is a more convenient environment to use instead of those included is OSes.


Website: https://www.tug.org/texlive/index.html
GCP: world/software/texlive/

The ISO can be stored in the pkg sub dir following the general ways.

TeX Live DVD

Quote:The TeX Collection DVD, which includes TeX Live, is distributed as a benefit of membership to TUG members each year.

...

After mounting the DVD on your computer, follow the installation instructions or read the documentation. Binaries for some less-common platforms are omitted from the DVD to save space (but are available normally in a network install).

...

Sources: the DVD includes the complete sources in the texlive/source directory, corresponding to Master/source in the repository.

But the ISO can be downloaded.

A copy of the version 2016 ISO file was downloaded and verified with their .md5 file.

Code:
[root@g1b-1 texlive]# pwd
/thinker/globe/world/software/texlive
[root@g1b-1 texlive]# tree .
.
`-- pkg
    `-- 2016
        |-- texlive2016-20160523.iso
        `-- texlive2016-20160523.iso.md5

2 directories, 2 files


Attached File(s)
.pdf  texlive-en.pdf (Size: 847.17 KB / Downloads: 1)
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04-30-2018, 12:24 PM
Post: #2
RE: TeX Live
For obtaining a complete package of TeX Live, how about creating a GCP for it and we storing the ISO?

GCP: world/software/texlive/

The ISO can be stored in the pkg sub dir following the general ways http://tab.d-thinker.org/showthread.php?tid=4898 .

As we are using texlive 2016 on texor, we may archive one copy of the ISO of 2016 version first. One mirror I find is http://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/tex/histori...http://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/tex/historic/systems/tex .

RR @lingu
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04-30-2018, 01:02 PM
Post: #3
RE: TeX Live
(04-30-2018 12:24 PM)zma Wrote:  For obtaining a complete package of TeX Live, how about creating a GCP for it and we storing the ISO?

OK to create a GCP, but why do we store an ISO. An ISO of binary files can easily fall out of compatibility then we have no way to work with it. Do they only provide binaries?

Quote:GCP: world/software/texlive/

The ISO can be stored in the pkg sub dir following the general ways http://tab.d-thinker.org/showthread.php?tid=4898 .

As we are using texlive 2016 on texor, we may archive one copy of the ISO of 2016 version first. One mirror I find is http://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/tex/histori...http://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/tex/historic/systems/tex .

RR @lingu

OK to store the ISO, but we should look into the sustainability issue. Pls define tex live's work and use pattern.
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04-30-2018, 01:48 PM
Post: #4
RE: TeX Live
(04-30-2018 01:02 PM)lingu Wrote:  
(04-30-2018 12:24 PM)zma Wrote:  For obtaining a complete package of TeX Live, how about creating a GCP for it and we storing the ISO?

OK to create a GCP, but why do we store an ISO. An ISO of binary files can easily fall out of compatibility then we have no way to work with it. Do they only provide binaries?

It also contains the sources:

Quote: Sources: the DVD includes the complete sources in the texlive/source directory, corresponding to Master/source in the repository.


Quote:Pls define tex live's work and use pattern.

As a summary (I made) from their doc https://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/texlive-...https://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/texlive-en/texli


TeX Live is a software distribution that contains TeX and related programs for GNU/Linux and other OSs and includes extensive collection of macros, fonts and documentation; and support for typesetting in many different scripts from around the world.


It is like a complete software suite for tex tools. Usually, the OS included tex/latex packages are not that complete. Tex Live is a more convenient environment to use instead of those included is OSes.
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04-30-2018, 08:03 PM (This post was last modified: 04-30-2018 08:04 PM by lingu.)
Post: #5
RE: TeX Live
(04-30-2018 01:48 PM)zma Wrote:  
(04-30-2018 01:02 PM)lingu Wrote:  
(04-30-2018 12:24 PM)zma Wrote:  For obtaining a complete package of TeX Live, how about creating a GCP for it and we storing the ISO?

OK to create a GCP, but why do we store an ISO. An ISO of binary files can easily fall out of compatibility then we have no way to work with it. Do they only provide binaries?

It also contains the sources:

Generally OK. Then we should clearly indicate which dir stores the ISO. We may also want to store the source in their authoritative way -- if the official manager of the source is a git server, we use git to access that repository... These can be added later as when there is a need. But don't design the dir to contain the ISO only -- make it flexible enough to contain the ISO as well as other related materials.
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04-30-2018, 08:05 PM
Post: #6
RE: TeX Live
(04-30-2018 08:03 PM)lingu Wrote:  Generally OK. Then we should clearly indicate which dir stores the ISO. We may also want to store the source in their authoritative way -- if the official manager of the source is a git server, we use git to access that repository... These can be added later as when there is a need. But don't design the dir to contain the ISO only -- make it flexible enough to contain the ISO as well as other related materials.

For the ISO storing, here we just follow the established ways in http://tab.d-thinker.org/showthread.php?tid=4898 .

The ISO is considered a "release package" to be put in the "pkg/$ver" dir under the software's GCP.
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05-02-2018, 11:50 AM
Post: #7
RE: TeX Live
A copy of the version 2016 ISO file downloaded and verified with their .md5 file.

Code:
[root@g1b-1 texlive]# pwd
/thinker/globe/world/software/texlive
[root@g1b-1 texlive]# tree .
.
`-- pkg
    `-- 2016
        |-- texlive2016-20160523.iso
        `-- texlive2016-20160523.iso.md5

2 directories, 2 files
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