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

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 23:13:49 CET 2010

2010/3/23 Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr>:
> 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.
If you install on a computer that has no network connection, your
computer may be too busy before it gives up searching for the server.

> Manuel.

Zdeněk Wagner

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