[tex-live] Is tlmgr 2008 now completely unusable?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Dec 2 05:02:05 CET 2009

On Di, 01 Dez 2009, B Wooster wrote:
> Is there any way to make tlmgr run on my what-was-working texlive 2008
> system? I can live without updates, but wanted to install some new
> packages.

Then you have to upgrade to TL 2009 by doing a new installation.

This was announced several times that upgrades from 2008 to 2009 is
not possible and that there will be no updates to 2008.

Using tlmgr-update-latest from 2009 on 2008 is not a good idea, youo 
probably messed up your installation.

We hope to provide an upgrade path from 2009 -> 2010, but don't hold
your breath, it might not be realizable.

Best wishes


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