[tex-live] [SCI workcamp D-1.39 forced labour] Re: --help argument broken in install-tl script when resuming failed installation

Karl-Philipp Richter krichter722 at aol.de
Tue May 6 02:25:24 CEST 2014

I was wondering "How to preserve files downloaded by install-tl" on
And your reply answers the question or is worth a comment on that at
least. If you have an account there, you might want to answer the
question, if not, I'd like to ask your permission to cite you :)

All the best,

Am 06.05.2014 01:15, schrieb Karl Berry:
>     The install-tl script doesn't seem to display help when it is invoked
>     with --help after a failed installation
> Thanks for the report.  Unfortunately I don't think there is any good
> way to really solve it, since there's no way to detect what is or isn't
> present when the download didn't succeed.  I did put in a fallback so
> that the program at least won't try to execute normally if --help was
> given, no matter what, although I don't think that is actually what was
> happening your case ... sad but true.
> Best,
> (another) Karl

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