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Has anyone tried to install TeX Live on a Synology NAS? TeX Live 2012 runs smoothly on my Raspberry Pi but I can think of a scenario where having it run on my NAS could make some sense.

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  • Uwe, do you use precompiled binaries for arm7 on Pi? How fast are they?
    – Boris
    Commented Aug 23, 2012 at 18:27
  • They are part of the standard TeX Live. I'll try to create a speed test. Commented Aug 26, 2012 at 6:14
  • Note that you need to use the precompiled binary for luatex. Commented Nov 24, 2012 at 23:08

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I have successfully installed LaTeX on my Synology DS1511+ by installing first ipkg and optware so that I have had a /OPT directory. Then I have used the Documentation on http://www.churchtool.org/fileadmin/user_upload/docs/latex_in_userspace.pdf but I have installed the files to /opt/texlive.

I have problems on installing the same package to a DS212j because there is a smaller Marvell Processor.


I have now found binaries on this page: http://tug.org/texlive/custom-bin.html Over a hint in this forum: http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2012-August/032204.html Now I try that binaries for "older arm(v5) systems": http://dl.home.lancelotsix.com/texlive/2012/armv5tel-unknown-linux-gnueabi.tar.bz2 I will post my result in this discussion later on.

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