[tex-live] Announcing TLContrib

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sat Oct 9 10:39:15 CEST 2010

2010/10/9 Vedran Miletić <rivanvx at gmail.com>:
> 2010/10/9 Joseph Wright <joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk>:
>> I assume Philip's point is that what is not clear is how to set up two
>> repositories at the same time. For example, with Ubuntu you can have more
>> than one place to look for packages, so the system can try the main ones
>> then additional ones. This makes it possible to keep the main system up to
>> date while still adding additional items and without needing to keep
>> altering the repository. I've got no idea if this is currently workable in
>> TeX Live.
> AFAIK, tlmgr doesn't support it yet, so you are correct. Perhaps it
> would be worth implementing.
> --
> Vedran Miletić

Then tlmgr needs to know which package belongs to main repository and
which belongs to alt, so looking at alt and not finding some package
from main it would not remove it from the installation and v.v. Also
it should be smart enough to deal with the case when package is moved
from alt to main (and v.v.)

To make things more complicated both repositories are actually
collections of the mirrors synchronized albeit not instantly. May be I
am wrong, but it looks like a perfect opportunity to wreak a  havoc.


Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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