[tex-live] listing failed

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Aug 26 22:27:52 CEST 2009

Hi Adam,

On Mi, 26 Aug 2009, Maxwell, Adam R wrote:
> True, but that would require root privileges just to set a preference, which
> is not typical behavior.

Hmmm... but anyway updating a package also needs root privileges, no?

> > After that the --repository (or --location) parameter is not necessary
> > at all.
> I have to keep my workaround for the multiplexer to ensure that the mirror
> used for listing is also used for update/install, so I can't get rid of the
> explicit --location.

Ah ok, that is a good idea anyway!!

> > (besides which, the output of `tlmgr option` is not
> > necessarily machine readable).
> ...and please don't interpret that as a feature request!  I don't want to
> support options at this time.

Too late, will be implemented tomorrow. I have to increase the pressure
on all of you a bit ;-) (Joking, no need to implement anything now, but
having the option is never a bad idea)

Best wishes


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