[tex-live] tlmgr and manual updates

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 3 11:39:41 CEST 2009

2009/7/3 Uwe Siart <uwe.siart at tum.de>:
> Will tlmgr delete all files of version 2.0 or will it just care about
> the 10 files of version 1.0 so that 5 unused files would remain forever?

Since you want to effectively bypass the package manager, tlmgr will
know nothing about your upgrades and those files will be left behind
for you to remove.

> And secondly, does this mean that one should never ever update files in
> the main tree manually?

Unless you really, really know what you're doing (read: you know what
makes tlmgr tick), I would strongly discourage manual fiddling in the
main trees. Why don't you install your manual upgrade in TEXMFHOME?
That's the place intended for users to maintain manually.



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