[tex-live] Restoring from a backup to TEXMFLOCAL?

jfbu jfbu at free.fr
Thu Oct 4 20:29:32 CEST 2012

> Hi,
> On 01/10/2012 17:13, jfbu wrote:
>> is there an option for tlmgr
>> to restore a backup-ed package into
>> the *TEXMFLOCAL* directory?
> There is no such tlmgr option: tlmgr never touches TEXMFLOCAL.
> However, backups of TeX Live packages are simple tar archives. It should be easy
> enough to just untar the backup file in TEXMFLOCAL, then delete the tlpkg
> directory. (At least, this is for packages which lived in only one tree.
> Packages with files in both TEXMFMAIN and TEXMFDIST are more complicated.)
> Please let us know if it worked or if you have additional questions.
> Manuel.

In the case at hand, I just re-installed from CTAN to my TEXMFLOCAL. Next time (? it is not every day that a package I want to keep is removed from the TeXLive distribution) I will know about using directly the backups, thanks. 


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