[tex-live] How to exclude a package from updating?

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Dec 13 12:11:38 CET 2011

Markus Kohm <markus.kohm at gmx.de> wrote:

> Am Montag, 12. Dezember 2011 war zu lesen:
> > the new libertine-package requires luatex or xetex, but you can not use
> > pdftex  any longer to compile your files: either pdftex or libertine.
> Does anybody have the last version of the libertine bundle before this update? 

yes.  both ctan sites keep snapshots to guard against short-term

fwiw, i've copied the tl packages and the .zip from the main tree out of
the snapshot in cambridge (so they won't time out while a decision is

> There's the suggestion to provide a frozzen old libertine bundle with Type-1 
> support and a new libertine bundle (e.g. called libertineotf like the new 
> package file libertineotf.sty) side by side. Unfortunately the maintainer 
> declared to finish his work immediatly. But if someone else want to do it, 
> he/she will need the prior version, that is not longer available from CTAN.

i would prefer to find a maintainer who can take over the bundle
*quickly* and restore the status quo ante (i.e., with both t1 and otf

failing that, i can make the files available to whoever can propose a
coherent way of dealing with them.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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