The MikTeX installation has a huge number of files which causes issues with my file system(bloats it). Is there any distribution that has a solid (and portable) installation so that essentially it is either one file or a mountable file.
I'd like to have a portable (but upgradable) installation that is a few files. (similarly with
cygwin, as it takes up over
4x the size on a
ReFS system and is very slow to delete because of it's 100k's of files).
I guess I could install the system to a small drive dedicated to it if necessary. I tried the MikTeX portable but found it had issues.