[tex-live] tlmgr

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Sep 18 13:19:14 CEST 2009

George N. White III wrote:

>>>> voss at shania:~> tlmgr update --all
>>>> tlmgr: package repository http://texlive.guiling.fr
>>>> [1/16, ??:??/??:??] auto-install: answers [198k]
>>>> [2/16, 01:00/01:02] auto-install: trimspaces [149k]

> The use of "??:??/??:??" for an unknown time may be a source of concern
> to others -- it is not a notation used by other software.  Maybe a
> simple "--  / --"
> or  "NA / NA" would be more familiar to users.

In context, with the interrogatives occupying
exactly the same space and alignment as the
digits of a known time, I cannot imagine anyone
being either concerned or confused by them.
Non-aligning "--  / --" or  "NA / NA" seems
quite sub-optimal in comparison, to me at least.

** Phil.

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