[tex-live] TeX Live Manager update does work because of obsoleted records in tlpdb

Peter Cibulka Peter.Cibulka at seznam.cz
Wed Sep 23 20:27:57 CEST 2009

> From: T T <t34www at googlemail.com> 
> Date: 23.9.2009 19:40:32 
> ---------------------------------------- 
> 2009/9/23 Peter Cibulka <Peter.Cibulka at seznam.cz>: 
> > I'm unable to update my TeX Live installation. 
> [big snip] 
> > TeX Live (http://tug.org/texlive) version 2008 
> TL'08 has been frozen and there will be no more updates for it. You 
> can either install the pretest version of TL'09 or wait for the 
> official release (should happen real soon now). 

Thank you (and others) for explanation. 
I have thought that CTAN package updates are independent of initial TeX Live installation ... 
My mistake. Number 2008 is included in the source path ... 
It means that I can't achieve TL'09 by automatic updates of TL'08. Periodic DVD installation is still necessary ... 
Moreover I can't rely on TeX Live Manager updates because I don't know if tlpdb is up to date ... 

I will wait for the TL'09 official release and in the meantime I will install packages to texmf-local. 
... and after sucessfull TL'09 installation I will have to delete them ... :-( 


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