[tex-live] revision numbers in texlive.tlpdb

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sat Oct 31 17:53:11 CET 2009

On Sa, 31 Okt 2009, François Charette wrote:
> and to ny astonishment I find out that ALL packages now have a revision
> number of 15878:
> $ grep -c -e "^revision 15878" texlive.tlpdb
> 2372
> This is very bad for me, as I crucially depend on that parameter to
> update and maintain the texlive packages for Arch Linux! Hopefully this

What is the problem please???

Yes there was a problem, mayn .tlpsrc files where updated because 
our update process crashed, well, but the revision number is *only* for
the tlmgr to see when a package is to be updated.

What exactely is the problem with that numbers? It is by chance
that all are the same, but these numbers can be anything. So what is
it that you depend on?

Best wishes


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