On tug.org FTP (ftp://tug.org/texlive/historic/2014/) there are four tar.xz:

*-bin.tar.xz        (precompilled bins for many platforms)
*-sources.tar.xz    (sources for making bins)
*-devsources.tar.xz (???)
*-extra.tar.xz      (???)
*-texmf.tar.xz      (???)
  • What are 'devsources' and 'extra' and 'texmf' archives?


These two tarballs also available in another folder are needed to install tree and future update tlmgr:

  • First is installer (netinstaller, more specific) and second is tlmgr-updater, isn't it?


I have used '*-sources.tar.xz' to build my own binaries (custom) and 'install-tl-unx.tar.gz' to install TexLive.

  • What should I download to install TexLive by install-tl script without the internet? Maybe iso-image? or rsync some dir? (I means 'current' version).
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    It might be an idea to ask on the texlive mailing list instead. – daleif Jul 22 '14 at 10:06
  • thanks, but i can't subscribe to this... – tijl Jul 22 '14 at 11:00
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    erh, everybody can subscribe to the texlive mainling list, see tug.org/mailman/listinfo/tex-live – daleif Jul 22 '14 at 11:02

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