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

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Mar 26 18:54:38 CET 2010

On Fr, 26 Mär 2010, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> installer were more clever, and capable of both checking
> for a new version of itself (pre-install) and then checking
> for new versions of packages (post-install), the whole user
> experience could be much improved.

Yes, programmers wanted. All of that is not a problem to implement,
time is the limiting factor.

> installs, what is the recommended way of getting the most
> up-to-date installer (of production strength, rather than

- get install-tl.* from CTAN (the win or unix version)
- unpack it and call the install-tl(.bat) with --repository /path/to/DVD

Best wishes

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