[tex-live] Updating and maintaining an installation

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Jun 17 12:11:20 CEST 2007

Mariano Suárez-Alvarez writes:
 > Hi all,
 > I'm a recent TeXLive convert (teTeX, though, will always have a
 > special place in my heart! ;-) ) who, after googling for a bit,  has
 > not been able to find out how to update within Linux what I have
 > installed (that is, whatever came in the ISO image) to more recent
 > versions of packages, or, really, even if that is possible at
 > all---short of downloading packages `by hand' from CTAN and
 > overwriting old versions. Any pointers?
 > Also, reading through the documentation, it appears that there is some
 > GUI maintenance tool for windows but I see no mention of such a thing
 > for unixy environments. I think I could spend the time needed to come
 > up with a such a thing, if indeed it does not yet exist. So: is there
 > such a tool? If not: is the way the windows app works documented
 > somewhere, for me to try to clone that?

look into the directory setuptl on the CD/DVD.  There are GUI
installers for a few several UNIX platforms.


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