[tex-live] tl09 release status: coming up

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 02:16:07 CEST 2009

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 8:03 PM, Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:
> On Mi, 14 Okt 2009, C.M. Connelly wrote:
>> One of the cool features on Mac OS X is the way that you can
>> switch TeX systems via a preference pane, and a couple of symlinks
>> get redirected and everything works.
> I can do that similar. I have TL 2007, 2008, 2009 and can switch between
> them by adjusting the path. Ok, I could write (if I would have time)
> a perl/Tk GUI funny program that does that for me, but well, thats all.
> Best wishes
> Norbert

There is a rather minimal thing which makes me slightly uneasy with
TL: assume I need a package which is not in TeXLive, so I install it
in texmf-local or ~/texmf. Then TL installs this package, so if I want
to have this package which I use automatically updated, I need to
remove it from texmf-local or ~/texm. So, I need to be vigilant.

Having few generations of TL with shared texmf-local makes problem worse.

Have anyone found fool-proof solution?


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Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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