[tex-live] tlmgr 2008

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Aug 13 19:29:51 CEST 2008

Hi Gregor,

Gregor Zimmermann wrote:
> 1) A button to select all previously not installed packages for
> installation would be nice.

Please just select the relevant collection and install them?

> 2) While trying to select _all_ packages via keyboard, CTRL-A is not
> working. 

Why should it? Ctrl-A happens to NOT be the universal "select-all" thing.
I agree that we could add some more key bindings, but honestly it is
quite a pain to know what people expect as default key bindings on
systems from Win to Unix to Mac. Mixing all that with the peculiarities
of the Perl/Tk system ...

> Selecting the first package and pressing SHIFT-CTRL-END does
> not either. But selecting the first package, then the second  with
> SHIFT-DOWN and then the rest with SHIFT-CTRL-END does. Strange.

Shift-Ctrl-End never worked here on my unix system, didn't even know that
it should work.

> With all packages marked, pressing the button to install the selected
> packages, tlmgr finishes in under 3 seconds and does exactly nothing. I
> rather expected it to install all those packages not installed yet...

That is interesting. I just tried it and it succeeded under unix.

On windows I guess that is again a problem with the command line lenght.
Hard to work around ATM. Your best bet is to simply select all collections
and press install, then in fact all packages will be installed.

Best wishes


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