[tex-live] tlmgr update --self

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Jun 6 15:58:43 CEST 2011

On Mo, 06 Jun 2011, Arno Trautmann wrote:
> 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

--self is a very critical thing and should not be done lightly.
Thus I prefer that it is run separately.

Furthermore, people using the cmd line should:
- be able to understand this difference
- should use update --list first, then --all --self if necessary,
  otherwise only --all

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
JAIST, Japan                                 TeX Live & Debian Developer
DSA: 0x09C5B094   fp: 14DF 2E6C 0307 BE6D AD76  A9C0 D2BF 4AA3 09C5 B094
A plastic sachet containing shampoo, polyfilla, etc., which is
impossible to open except by off the corners.
			--- Douglas Adams, The Meaning of Liff

More information about the tex-live mailing list