[tex-live] TL2008 packages release TL2009 release

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 11 15:50:24 CEST 2009

2009/8/11 Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>:
> On Di, 11 Aug 2009, Leo wrote:
>> Can tl2008 users pull packages from tl2009 repo?
> No.

I have a devilish idea for those who are not afraid of
challenge---convert TL'08 to TL'09. Here's what perhaps could possibly

1) Update TL'08 with update-tlmgr-latest.[exe/sh] from TL'09 (on
windows it might be necessary to update tlperl as well---just copy it
from install-tl.zip/tlpkg/tlperl)

2) Recreate package database:
   tlmgr recreate-tlpdb > [tlroot]/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
(this will reset all options to their dafault values, you might want
to change them before attempting any updates).

Caveats: uninstaller might not work any more, a ton of other
misbehaviours possible.


The above procedure might brick your TL installation, launch rockets
and eat your children. Use at your own risk (but please let us know if
this works).



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