[tex-live] tlmgr update --self fails

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sat Nov 10 01:20:38 CET 2012

Hi Robert, 

I understand and sympathize with your remarks, but the thing is, I've
already tried very hard to write the documentation as clearly as I can,
trying to assume as little as possible.  As I'm sure you can appreciate,
I can't just magically rewrite everything to be less "specialized".  I
am exquisitely aware that LaTeX itself, let alone the installation, can
be intimidating, believe me.  We've tried to make the default
installation on Windows as standard and non-expert as possible.

If there's a specific point in a specific document that is problematic,
or introductory matters that you feel are not discussed, I'd be glad to
hear about any specifics.  Or if some error message happened and
confused you, we'd like to hear about that.  

I'm just glad you tried to read the documentation at all.  That is far
from universal!  In general, starting from the top-level web page,
tug.org/texlive, and specifically the installer documentation,
http://tug.org/texlive/doc/install-tl.html, might be best.  But everyone
learns differently.

Finally, regarding wget, TL itself provides the binary for Windows.
There is normally no reason you even need to be aware of this.  So I
wonder how it is that you have to deal with it.

Thanks for your comments.


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