[tex-live] TL2008 packages release TL2009 release

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Aug 13 02:05:57 CEST 2009

On Mi, 12 Aug 2009, T T wrote:
> I had a play with this and I managed to get tlmgr off the ground but
> bin-* packages are PITA. It should be possible to upgrade TL'08 to
> TL'09 but, given the amount of trickery involved, I'm not sure if
> there is much point in doing so. But hey, it was an interesting
> exercise anyway :)

Wasn't sooo bad:
- as you described
- after that I run
	tlmgr update --all
  (mind you need a fixed TLUtils.pm which I checked in only now!!!)
- then
	tlmgr list scheme
  and check which schemes are installed, then do
	tlmgr install scheme-minimal
  (I had only scheme-minimal installed) and repeat that for all schemes
  That should install all the missing packages
- after that do
	tlmgr check all
  at the end you will find at the end a list of packages not included
  in any collection, all the bin-foobar.ARCH packages.
- call
	tlmgr remove that-long-list-of-packages
- call
	tlmgr update --all
- remove 
  (not necessary)
- call
	tlmgr generate fmtutil
	tlmgr generate updmap
	tlmgr generate language
	fmtutil-sys --recreate

And that gives you something which looks quite reasonable. There are
some doc files in the upgraded version which are not present in an
installation a fresh, but generally it looks quite fine.

So, if someone wants to write that up in a decent way ...

AND AGAIN: Don't do it if you have a strict deadline and you don't 
want to hose your TL installation ;-)

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
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