[tex-live] tl09 release status: coming up

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed Oct 7 10:24:29 CEST 2009

Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Tue, 06 Oct 2009, Lars Madsen wrote:
>>>> ./install-tl -location http://ftp.klid.dk/ftp/texlive/tlnet/
>>>> Unknown category Documentation for package AroBend found.
>>>> Please update texlive.infra.
>> just graped the version on the klid.dk mirror
> Version of *what*?
>> I've gotten this for all the tests I've made (did a few last week),
>> all gave the same result as above.
> I repeat, I checked that both
> 	http://ftp.klid.dk/ftp/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
> and
> 	http://ftp.klid.dk/ftp/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb.xz
> do NOT contain the string
> 	category Documentation
> So could you *please* provide a step by step guide how to reproduce this?
> I tried it myself:
> - downloaded
> 	http://ftp.klid.dk/ftp/texlive/tlnet/install-tl-unx.tar.gz
> - unpacked it
> - cd into install-tl
> - called
> 	install-tl -location http://ftp.klid.dk/ftp/texlive/tlnet/
> - selected only a different (writeable destination)
> - started the installation
> and didn't see any of those warning you have described. And in fact
> there was never a trial to install the packages
> 	AroBend
> because it does not exist anymore since quite some time.
> Best wishes
> Norbert

I did exactly what was mentioned in my initial posting.

Can it be that it finds data from TL2008 on the system (owned by another 

After the lines with the complains, it asks whether it should import old 
settings from the system.

I get something like this:

ABORTED INSTALLATION FOUND: installation.profile
Do you want to continue with the exact same settings as before (y/N): n
Installing TeX Live 2009 from: http://ftp.klid.dk/ftp/texlive/tlnet
Platform: i386-linux => 'Intel x86 with GNU/Linux'
Distribution: net  (downloading)
Using URL: http://ftp.klid.dk/ftp/texlive/tlnet
Directory for temporary files: /home/testuser/tmp
Loading http://ftp.klid.dk/ftp/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
Unknown category Documentation for package AroBend found.
Please update texlive.infra.
Unknown category Documentation for package FAQ-en found.
Please update texlive.infra.
An old installation of TeX Live has been found in /vol/packages/TL/2008

If you want the selection of collections and various options being taken
over press `y', otherwise anything else.

Import settings from previous TeX Live installation: (y/n):


Where I usually say no. So I assume that it is reading from the current 
system, and gets confused from it.


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