[tex-live] Updating packages over the internet a la MiKTeX

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Sun Jun 6 14:28:06 CEST 2004

Gerben Wierda wrote:

> Which implies that MiKTeX's basic repository is two steps away from 
> CTAN (TL being the first step). Anyway, this sounds like a far from 
> ideal situation.
why? do you want Christian to do the same work that we do, in deriving 
TDS from CTAN? it makes sense to
do that in once place only

> Shouldn't we go for one TDS-compliant repository (read: CTAN which is 
> mirrored everywhere) and have the TPM files included in CTAN? That way 
> we could remove one repository alltogether and TL could draw directly 
> from CTAN without having to maintain its own Master tree (except as a 
> copy for building the images).

CTAN is welcome to maintain a daily snapshot of the TL package tree; the 
thing has to be maintained _somewhere_, after all, in a version control 
system. thats all TL is, really


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