[tex-live] Testing and Upgrading on Windows

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun Jun 26 01:54:30 CEST 2011

On Fr, 24 Jun 2011, texlive.jlists at spamgourmet.com wrote:
> Is it possible to test the prerelease of TeXLive on Windows by "upgrading"?

Not really. Are you so low on disk space?

> script for Windows. - However, on the TL lists, there is frequent mention of
> one; in particular, it supposedly updates TL during pre-release.

Yeah updates within the pre-release is of course working. But not
from 2010 -> 2011.

> Or is this a big misconception and I should simply do "tlmgr --update
> --self" against the prerelease repository?

That will not work. tlmgr will tell you that the release years don't match.

If you are experimental, and know your way around in a windows system,
and are able to look into the registry, and know how to use the
cmd line and call programs, you might be able to switch easily, but
at the moment you will loose the uninstaller options.

Of course, on Unix, all is much more easy ;-) (Sorry, had to get rid of that!)

Best wishes

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