I downloaded and extracted a full TEXMFDIST tree from ftp://tug.org/texlive/historic/2020/texlive-20200406-texmf.tar.xz (for reproducibility and not depending on net install).
Can I use
install-tl for creating a new TDS by sourcing all packages from this local TEXMFDIST?
I found that
tlmgr do have a
--repository option but I can't understand if this TEXMFDIST can be specified as a repository somehow.
Background: I'd like to create several TDS trees (with different schemes) by slicing a single local full TEXMFDIST tree.