[tex-live] luatex version in tlmgr

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Jun 7 08:56:20 CEST 2011

Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 01:23, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
> >    I find this slightly weird:
> >
> > I assume you're referring to the 0.60.1.
> Yes, exactly.

it records what ctan holds

> > If you want to update it, email ctan at dante.de.  It's that "simple".
> The problem might be that Taco might update version of LuaTeX and
> Catalogue during the year (before TL2012) and then tlpdb will claim
> LuaTeX version to be 0.80. The same is true for any other binary.

but, as karl said, tlpdb is only updated for any given package when the
package itself is updated in tl.

> Packages are updated from CTAN, but binaries are not. But if you don't
> want to put the version of binaries to tlpsrc, that is fine.

the version number won't migrate from the catalogue unless the package
(i.e., luatex/tl) is updated, but as you say, putting it in tlpsrc won't
do any harm.  ... unless updating is forgotten when a new version _is_
added to tl.

meanwhile, i'll turn idle moments to scanning tlpdb/tlpsrc to see if
they contain information that the catalogue doesn't have.

(beats working, as i always say...)


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