[tex-live] pdftex and other binaries updates

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 02:16:05 CEST 2008

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 8:11 PM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
>    I am a bit confused: I noticed that tlmgr updates binaries almost
>    every day despite the fact that their compilation dates 5 weeks ago.
> Well, I updated the fmtutil script yesterday, so that would account for
> some of them.

Yes but not pdftex itself. And I noticed the same on my laptop with tlmgr 10704
and on two desktops with no svn manual update

> Regarding dvipsk, though, only the Windows binary was updated (not for
> any very important reason).  I'm wildly guessing that that unnecessarily
> triggered updating of bin-dvipsk.universal-darwin.  The actual darwin
> binaries haven't changed since r10023 (September 11), and tlpdb
> correctly says r10023 for bin-dvipsk.universal-darwin.
> Norbert?
>    sudo tlmgr --location=http://ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008 update --all
> What would help a lot in this kind of debugging is to see the revision
> numbers involved, ie, why it thought it needed to be updated.
> 1) Victor, can you please run --list or --dry-run first to get them?

So far no new packages so I will try tomorrow morning --list
--dry-run does not return versions


> 2) Norbert, can you hack tlmgr to show the rev numbers when it actually
>   does the updates?  (Sorry if our test version is already doing this.)
> karl

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

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