[tex-live] pmx-2.6.19

Bob Tennent rdt at cs.queensu.ca
Tue Jan 15 16:33:53 CET 2013

 >|> This update at CTAN involves changes to both pmx.tex and the pmxab
 >|> executable. Unfortunately, TeXLive update 28687 -> 28836 updated the
 >|> former but not the latter. I'm trying to find out from the developer
 >|> whether this is a serious inconsistency and it may not be necessary to
 >|> roll back the update globally. I've put instructions at the WIMA site
 >|> and at tex-music at tug.org for either rolling back locally or installing
 >|> the new executable from CTAN, but how should this problem be avoided in
 >|> the future for pmx and similar packages when there are changes to both
 >|> the texmf tree and executables?
 >|> I want updates at CTAN so users and binary-updating distributions
 >|> like MiKTeX can get the latest versions, but how do I discourage
 >|> distributions like TeXLive from updating inconsistently? Would a "note"
 >|> to the CTAN maintainers when I upload an update be sufficient? I had
 >|> thought the presence of a new 2.6.19 tarball would be sufficient.
 >|My understanding (and I am a complete outsider to all this)
 >|is that TeX Live executable images are not updated between
 >|releases. If a non-binary file update /requires/ a an
 >|executable image update, I personally have no idea how
 >|or evn whether this can be accomplished within the present
 >|TeX Live regime.

I know that and I wasn't asking for that.  

Bob T.

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