[tex-live] tl09 release status: coming up

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu Oct 15 02:52:17 CEST 2009

On 14 October 2009 Victor Ivrii wrote:

 > 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?

Move texmf-local and ~/texmf to the end of the search path in


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