[tex-live] tlmgr reports success when not removing packages

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sun Jul 1 00:26:51 CEST 2012

Hi Adam,

    $ sudo tlmgr remove alg
    tlmgr: not removing alg, needed by collection-science
    tlmgr: no packages removed.
    $ echo $?

I guess it would make sense to exit nonzero in this case.  (Norbert?)

But even if we change it, obviously it will be after the release, so
would it actually help you?  If you want to support the tlmgr that will
ship with TL'12, you'll still need to handle this.

    I could keep track of the packages requested for removal in TLU,
    then see which (if any) were removed by comparing with a subsequent

To what end?

Maybe you should always call remove --force?


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