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

Will Robertson wspr81 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 20:31:39 CEST 2009

On 24/09/2009, at 3:57 AM, Peter Cibulka wrote:

> 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 ... :-(

Note that the eventual plan is to allow updates between years; TL'08  
was the first year the update mechanism was introduced and  
logistically it was too hard to operate without creating the hard  
division between '08 and '09. With any luck -- right, all? :) -- this  
won't be the case next year.


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