[tex-live] Announcing TLContrib

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sat Oct 9 10:50:30 CEST 2010

On Sat, Oct 09, 2010 at 04:39:15AM -0400, Victor Ivrii wrote:
> 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.)

It need not to be that complicated, it should just use the newer version
whatever the repository is (and this how other package management systems
that I've used work).

 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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