[tex-live] tlmgr --self
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Thu Jul 30 15:53:55 CEST 2009
2009/7/30 Uwe Siart <uwe.siart at tum.de>:
> Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> writes:
>> I still see the value of
>> but people should be aware that this means that packages not being
>> auto-installed will be considered as forcibly removed.
>> If you agree with that behaviour, I can implement it.
> With the background of your explanations above I agree. But then I also
> see the need for an option to tell tlmgr to install all removed
> packages. Without it would be tedious to obtain a full installation
> again after a few months of '--no-auto-install' (if such option already
> exists I have overlooked it).
No, there isn't such '--no-auto-install' option yet. It can always be
achieved manually (although not as conveniently) by forcibly removing
the auto-installed packages.
As for installing the removed packages and/or removing orphan packages
(left due to --no-remove) we could add, say --sync switch, for
synchronization with the remote repository, e.g.:
tlmgr update --sync collection-foo package-bar
tlmgr update --sync --all
to synchronize the selected collections/packages and the enitire
installation, respectively. However, I worry a bit that the update
subroutine will soon turn into full blown "package calculator" that
nobody will understand. Norbert, perhaps we should discuss that off
the list in more detail.
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