[tex-live] tlmgr strange behavior

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 01:19:31 CEST 2008

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 7:10 PM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
>    This is strange: it should remove some packages first
> At present, tlmgr never removes packages (as I understand it).  (And I
> don't think I've actually removed any packages yet since the release.)
> karl

Actual run:

update: achemso (first remove old, then install new)
remove: achemso
install: achemso
update: achemso done
update: attachfile (first remove old, then install new)
remove: attachfile
install: attachfile
update: attachfile done

Dry run says only
install: achemso
install: attachfile


So,  to learn what would happen in update --all without doing it one
needs to run both

%tlmgr update --all --dry-run ###  list packages to be updated or
installed without distinction
%tlmgr update --list              ###  to list packages to be updated

(I need to check the next install to confirm)


Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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