[tex-live] tl09 release status: coming up

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 03:11:57 CEST 2009

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 8:52 PM, Reinhard Kotucha
<reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:

>  > 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
> texmf.cnf.

Thanks, but this solution has prevents me from using say svn version
of pgf/tikz. I am trying to persuade someone (who is more savvy than
me) to write texmf-inspector as it would be the only perfect solution.
Best. Victor

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

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