[tex-live] Tool update outside tlmgr

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Dec 5 13:27:00 CET 2015

On 2015-12-05 at 08:13:35 -0200, Paulo Roberto Massa Cereda wrote:

 > Dear friends,
 > As most of you know, I am the main developer of arara. We are working on 
 > the new version (4.0) and I really hope to release it soon, maybe in the 
 > beginning of next year.
 > The core team is discussing the possibility of including a rule update 
 > feature for version 5.0, say, with a --update-rules flag. The idea is 
 > quite straightforward: arara would connect to the project repository and 
 > git pull changes. We are also thinking of the possibility of allowing 
 > third party rule repositories (this last idea sounds interesting, but it 
 > could open some serious security breach if the sources aren't trusted).
 > First approach: update the tool's default rules set, which is located at 
 > the same directory level of the main binary. If we consider the version 
 > shipped with TL, it would be here:
 > /usr/local/texlive/<year>/texmf-dist/scripts/arara/rules
 > In this particular scenario, one should invoke
 > $ sudo arara --update-rules
 > or
 > $ su -c 'arara --update-rules'
 > in order to have the proper access privileges.

Dear Paulo,
though you can convince tlmgr to install files from external
repositories, I strongly recommend to put everything on CTAN.


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