[tex-live] Script to update packages

Thanh Han The hanthethanh at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 13:18:36 CET 2007

I also think the miktex tools would be great when it is
ready for Unix/Linux.



On Sun, Mar 11, 2007 at 08:51:04AM -0300, George N. White III wrote:
> On 3/10/07, Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
> >>>>>> "Fran�ois" == Fran�ois Charette <firmicus at ankabut.net> writes:
> >
> >  > Well, I have written a shell script, based on install-pkg.sh that
> >  > comes with the live CD, to automate this task. Provided the
> >  > package has been also updated on the TeX Live SVN repository
> >  > (which in most cases happens soon after), the script will fetch
> >  > the necessary files from the tug.org/texlive server via rsync. I
> >  > doubt this would potentially create bandwidth problems, but Karl
> >  > should definitively tell us whether this is acceptable or not.
> The MiKTeX package manager has been ported to *X and can be used to maintain
> a texmf tree, e.g., texmf-updates.  My impression is that MiKTeX
> binaries tend to lag behind TL (due to the effort needed to port *X
> code), but that MiKTeX's texmf tree tracks CTAN fairly closely through
> regular package updates.   I think there may be a few cases (ConTeXt?)
> where current versions aren't available to MikTeX because they rely on
> current binaries, but for the vast majority of packages it is a bug if
> they don't support both MiKTeX and TL.
> [...]

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