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For web2c, I documented why all the differences are considered acceptable in web2c/triptrap/README, that is, http://tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Build/source/texk/web2c/triptrap/README?view=markup


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The return value of -5 means that signature verification for a repository has failed. There is currently a bug in tlmgr that prevents a sensible error message from being printed, but this is being worked on and should be fixed soon: https://tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2020-February/044775.html The most recent incarnation of this problem stems from the ...


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As David said, no, it is not slower. The large trees are all by default hashed into ls-R files and thus the only increase in time is the loading of the larger ls-R file, which can be disregarded.


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Thank you for your useful comments! Indeed, the problem was due to an old dirty hack I forgot I made on environment variables. From older TeX installations, I did not use TEXMFHOME and used a custom TEXINPUTS that was not set properly and had :/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist//: as a substring. I unset TEXINPUTS, moved my TeX stuff to $MYDEVPATH/texmf and set ...


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The TeX Live distribution already contains compressed archives (.tar.xz) and these are used for installation. The reason why it is slow is that there are a lot packages, and for each there are between 1 and 4 archives to be downloaded, decompressed (xz), and unpackaged (tar). Furthermore, there is no multi-threaded installation, so the packages are done one-...


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I solve this by updating all. I find there is not a lot info on how to update TeX Live on a Windows machine. So I'd like to give more details here. Find the tl-tray-menu.exe. If you don't custom-install TeXLive, it's usually located in C:\Program Files (x86)\texlive\2019 Right click the icon on the right corner, choose Package Manager Open Repositories, ...


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You can search for the Debian/Ubuntu package that contains a given file with apt-file. For example, apt-file find "t1qpl.fd" returns tex-gyre: /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/tex-gyre/ot1qpl.fd tex-gyre: /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/tex-gyre/t1qpl.fd If you’re not sure about the exact filename, you can do a full-text keyword search with apt search, or a ...


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