[tex-live] how to check out version X of package Y from SVN?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sat Sep 17 10:47:35 CEST 2011

On Fr, 16 Sep 2011, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> How are tar.xz archives generated? Do you simply feed the compression
> program with a list of files to be compressed?

Specify what you need! Do you need an old revision as shipped in
tlnet at some point? If yes, tehn you have to:
- check the texlive.tlpdb that was checked in on that day, and was shipped
  to tlnet at that day
- check out the revision that provided the telxive.tlpdb, check out the
  whole tree (you cannot use a current tree, as files might have been
- copy the files listed in the tlpdb

tar.xz are created from the texlive.tlpdb with tl-update-containers,
i.e., reading the tlpdb, comparing with already present packages in
tlnet, updating new ones, removing old ones, etc.

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
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