[tex-live] tlmgr update --self

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Mon Jun 6 14:17:01 CEST 2011

On 06/06/2011 13:09, Arno Trautmann wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm wondering wether it is possible to avoid the need to explicitely
> call update --self when there are tlmgr updates available. I've seen
> some people that are confused if tlmgr update --all does not do what
> they expect, and are too confused to read the message to use the --self
> command …
> Also, for an advanced user, it is a bit annoying to have to call --all
> to be told to use --self, and then use --all again.
> So is it possible to just let tlmgr update itself, if possible, and then
> update every thing else, in only one step? If so, the pretest-phase
> would be perfect to test this. Or, if not, what are the reasons (I guess
> there are good ones) to explicitely ask the user to use --self?
> cheers
> Arno

You can do

  tlmgr update --self --all --reinstall-forcibly-removed

so it's not exactly too hard.
Joseph Wright

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