My laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to install "vanilla" TeX Live, following the instructions found in this answer.
Unfortunately, it seems to take a very long time (~18 hours) to download all of the packages.
$ sudo ./install-tl ... Installing [0345/3406, time/total: 01:55:31/17:46:13]: biblatex-phys [411k] Installing [0346/3406, time/total: 01:56:03/17:49:26]: biblatex-publist [308k] Installing [0347/3406, time/total: 01:56:05/17:48:28]: biblatex-realauthor [94k] Installing [0348/3406, time/total: 01:56:36/17:52:50]: biblatex-sbl [699k] Installing [0349/3406, time/total: 01:56:38/17:50:15]: biblatex-science [368k] Installing [0350/3406, time/total: 01:57:10/17:53:37]: biblatex-shortfields [82k] Installing [0351/3406, time/total: 01:57:11/17:53:26]: biblatex-source-division [66k] ...
I'm quite surprised that it takes such a long time to download all of the packages. Is there a way to speed up the process by installing from an offline file which contains all of the packages inside?
I do have access to a computer in my office, which could probably download the packages more quickly because it has a wired Internet connection as opposed to my laptop's wireless Internet connection.