[tex-live] tlmgr testing, pretty please

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Sep 12 19:31:57 CEST 2008

OK, thanks Karl (I had begun to think the
entire team was on holiday!).  In that
case I will do a minimal install (have not
done one of these before), overwrite the
two files with copies from SVN (once you
have announced the bug has been fixed),
then attempt to do a maximal upgrade.

I have to be honest and say I don't
"normally" do anything with the manager :
I do a full install, and then an upgrade
when/if anything significant is announced.

** Phil.
Karl Berry wrote:
>     Ah, obviously I was mistaken : there /is/
>     no "tlmgr.pl" in the installation kit.
>     But the installer launches the TeX Live
>     manager, does it not ?  Confused !
> I have been confused about this too.  The installer does *not* run
> tlmgr.  It is its own program.  Both install-tl and tlmgr use the same
> Perl library code in tlpkg/TeXLive for most of the real work, but they
> have lots of their own unique code, too.
> So it is normal.  Proceed at will.  I.e., do the install, then after the
> installation update the two files.
> *Except*, everyone, please wait until we've fixed the latest reports of
>  the "uninitialized value" buglet.
>    is there a better methodology for testing ?
> I don't have any specific advice; in general, doing whatever you would
> do normally is probably the best test.
> karl

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