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Re: prevent gc of texlive-...-texmf.tar.xz

From: Thomas Danckaert
Subject: Re: prevent gc of texlive-...-texmf.tar.xz
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:21:48 +0100
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On 2020-02-12 21:45, Leo Famulari wrote:
The simplest way to make a gcroot is to symlink the store item into

In fact, I've had this exact symlink for a few years now:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   73 Aug  5  2017 texlive-20170524-texmf.tar.xz

Ah, thanks, that should do it! I wondered if I was the only one with this problem.

@Zimoun: texlive-texmf.tar.xz is only a build input of texlive, so it can be gc'ed even when texlive is installed in a profile. As far as I remember, updates to texlive often seem to require the original texmf tarball and apply patches to it (not sure how this works precisely -- somehow there are no substitutes for the patched/updated version of texlive-texmf?). Interesting that you saw 2 downloads of texlive-texmf (a 2.5GB nar file *and* the 2.5GB original tarball?). I don't understand why that happens (but even in this case, eliminating at least the tar.xz download saves a lot of time and bandwidth).

Thank you!


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