[tex-live] [BUG] Upgrade-Description

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 16:58:55 CEST 2014

2014-07-01 16:47 GMT+02:00  <moonkid at posteo.org>:
> On 2014-06-29 15:36 Siep Kroonenberg <siepo at cybercomm.nl> wrote:
>> The instructions start out with:
>>   We do not provide a dedicated upgrade script. This procedure is not
>>   bullet-proof, or especially recommended; consider it provided as-is,
>>   to be used at your own risk. It's your responsibility to understand
>>   what is being done.          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>   If you have any doubts, please do a new installation instead of
>>   blindly proceeding here.
>> Should this not be enough warning?
> Then let me ask the other way around. Why is there such a description?
> Why should someone do it this way?
> by the way: There is no description on how to "deinstall" TL2013. There
> is no package and no uninstall-script. Should I really "rm
> -r /usr/local/texlive/2013". As a normal (nothing-knowing) user, I
> wouldn't do it this way, because I don't know hat side-effects it has.
> Environment-vars with this value? Links somewhere? I don't know. I am

TeX Live does not set any environment vars. If you have not set them
yourself, there are none. It can create symlinks. If you created them
during install, you should first remove them by tlmgr (if you do not
remove them, you will have problems later and removing dead symlinks
may be difficult for non-gurus). If you do not have symlinks, you
certainly have the executable directory listed in PATH, you have to
remove it. If you copied (or linked) fonts config to
/etc/fonts/conf.d, you have to remove it as well. And finally do rm
-rf as you wrote, of course as the same user who installed it but it
makes no harm if you remove it as root.

> only a user. A TL-script installed it for me, so there should be a
> script for removing or a simple description/docu that says: "Yes! It is
> so easy! Just 'rm -r'".
> As someone here pointed out: There are different ways of thinking and
> viewing something.

Zdeněk Wagner

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