[tex-live] TL-2009 : Installation flexibility and configurability

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Tue Mar 23 23:08:36 CET 2010

Philip TAYLOR a écrit :
> Norbert Preining wrote:
>> Allowing this to be configurable makes updates over the network
>> quasi impossible.
> It would be nice if it could be configurable in a future release.
Well, as Norbert said, it would force to make drastical changes to the logic of
tlmgr. Unless there is a very good technical reason (as opposed to a matter of
personnal taste) to allow this, I doubt we want to do it (an even with a good
reason, I'm not sure we want to try).

> Incidentally, having just completed a virgin install from DVD,
> I notice that unlike many other packages, it doesn't immediately
> go off to see if there are updates available; do you think it
> might be worthwhile adding this feature for TL-2010 ?
I have no strong opinion on that point. If you installed from the network, there
won't be any update anyway.


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