[tex-live] tlmgr and manual updates

Uwe Siart uwe.siart at tum.de
Fri Jul 3 15:47:49 CEST 2009

T T <t34www at googlemail.com> writes:

> Why don't you install your manual upgrade in TEXMFHOME? That's the
> place intended for users to maintain manually.

I effectively bypass the package manager in either case. Whether I
install files in the main tree or whether I install files in a tree that
takes precedence over the main tree.

The problem remains the same in TEXMFHOME: I have to remove all files
that I installed manually before I can get back to automatic updates by
tlmgr again.

My hope was just that tlmgr would completely purge all directories of a
package before copying the new files.


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