[tex-live] TeX Live installation tools

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 16 12:15:05 CET 2010

On 16 November 2010 10:09, Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> wrote:
> T T wrote:
>> On 15 November 2010 15:36, Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> wrote:
>>> but where does the full uninstaller (the one to be found via Remove
>>> programmes) come from?
>> From install-tl.  There is currently no tlmgr interface to do it.
>>> I would like to end up with a feature where one, after the TL transplant,
>>> will not be able to see the difference between the transplanted TL and a
>>> TL
>>> installed into the same location using the netinstaller.
>> I have that on my TODO (among other things) but have no time for any
>> TL work ATM.
>> How bad do you need it?
>> Cheers,
>> Tomek
> Ok, the net installer runs (from TeXLive::TLWinGoo)
>   create_uninstaller($vars{'TEXDIR'}, $vars{'TEXDIRW'},
>      $vars{'TEXMFSYSVAR'}, $vars{'TEXMFSYSCONFIG'});
> and I assume we can do the same, if we know these four vars, of which I
> assume we can ask tlmgr

No, don't do that!  The uninstaller currently removes EVERYTHING!  You
would need to write your own versions of  create_uninstaller and
unregister_uninstaller for w32client.



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