[tex-live] tex live 2009 pretests

Oliver Heins olli at sopos.org
Sun Jul 5 17:37:22 CEST 2009

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) writes:

> We're at the point where pretesting TeX Live 2009 would be very welcome.
> Please do so if you can.
> I've written a web page describing the situation as best I could:
>    http://tug.org/texlive/pretest.html
> In short: download or mirror via one of the hosts listed at
> http://tug.org/texlive/mirmon/ and then use install-tl as with TL 2008.
> Bug reports, questions, comments welcome.


-- First I failed to do a rsync, on my debian box I got the error
   »Unexpected remote arg: rsync://ftp.klid.dk/texlive-tlnet/ rsync
   error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(1219) [sender=3.0.6]«
   (Doing a rsync -a --exclude=2008 ... worked.)

-- Then I downloaded install-tl-unx.tar.gz from one mirror and started
   ./install-tl, but got an error, too:

   »Installing TeX Live 2009 from: http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet
   Platform: i386-linux => 'Intel x86 with GNU/Linux'
   Distribution: net  (downloading)
   Using URL: http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet
   Directory for temporary files: /tmp
   Loading http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
   unusable location
   http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb, could
   not load any packages 
   ./install-tl: Could not load TeX Live Database from
   http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet, goodbye.« 

   Adding a location then worked.

-- Within the options (O), I wasn't able to include texworks to my

-- When I first invoked the installation, I was asked whether I want to
   import my previous selection of collections from tl2008.  For some
   reason, I quit and was not asked again (I did a sudo the second time,
   that might be the reason).

I'm waiting for the rsync process to finish before going on with the


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