[tex-live] tlmgr query

Alex Hamann mailinglist at alex-hamann.de
Sun Jul 26 21:25:05 CEST 2009

Sigh, it is unfortunate to read this whole conversation. After having  
witnessed more or less the same sort of discussion just two years or  
so ago on the TeX on Mac mailing list regarding i-Installer and  
Gerben Wierda's TeX distribution, I find it little entertaining to  
see Mr. McDonnell back in action. Back then we lost some experienced  
people on that list because of the frustration resulting from that  
email exchange. I hope history won't repeat itself.
Of course I am aware, Mr. McDonnell, that you will now insult me  
because I am not providing any technical advice on a technical  
mailing list (as you did back then). Honestly, I do not care and just  
wish you would go back to your OzTeX or the gwTeX that eventually  
seemed to suit your needs and leave all mailing lista alone I happen  
to read.
I simply can not understand why you keep coming back with your  
"technical" questions even though nobody else seems to understand you  
or seems to be willing to address your "basic" problems.  But I am  
sure, this lack of understanding on my side is of no concern to you.
Since you seem to enjoy correcting typos so much why don't you go  
ahead and do that for a while and leave people on this list alone?


Am 26.07.2009 um 19:12 schrieb Rowland McDonnell:

>> Rowland McDonnell wrote:
>>> I wouldn't say that those notes describe anything to anyone who's
>>> not a stone cold expert in TeX system development.  I certainly
>>> can't learn much from it, except that Norbert Preining's done an
>>> awful lot of work
>> There is a detailed article:
>>   http://www.logic.at/people/preining/pubs/at07.pdf
>> read that one.
> I'll read that if I ever manage to find the information I need to
> understand it.
> So far, I've had not much more than insults and hostilty in  
> response to
> my attempts to find out what I need to know to understand the
> documentation that you fully informed experts wrote for other fully
> informed experts.
>>> sorting out a new way of - well, I'm not sure exactly what he's
>>> achieved aside from mis-spelling `Italia' ;-).
>> What is mis-spelled here? I don't see it.
> <http://www.logic.at/staff/preining/talks/guit07.pdf> begins thus:
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> TEX Live’s new infrastructure
> Norbert Preining
> Vienna University of Technology, Austria
> guItmeeting 2007
> Pisa, Ialia 13 October 2007
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> If you cannot see an error in the above cut-and-pasted quotation from
> your slide, you should visit first your optician and then perhaps a
> psychologist if it turns out that there is nothing wrong with your  
> eyes.
>> If you are not capable of
>> reading Italian, sorry. I am.
> Me?  The only Italian /I/ can read it the stuff you find on musical
> scores and I've forgotten most of that.  But I know damned well that
> `Italia' has a `t' in it.
> I think it's not languages you need to learn but politeness and  
> perhaps
> a little humility?
>> Click on it and you will see many comments
>> about Italian Language etc.
> I'm sure you are full of arrogance and a certainty in your own
> infalliability.
> [snip]
> Now, if you really don't have anything better to do than snipe and
> snarl, please stop sending me your deliberately insulting and  
> upsetting
> emails.
> Rowland.

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