[tex-live] Unix installer still has 2014 stuff in it

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Sat Jun 13 19:04:32 CEST 2015

Where exactly did that tar ball download from?

Tug.org does not host the file if self. Probably the mirror in your area has not caught up yet.

I always recommend that people wait at least a week before downloading such that the mirrors are back in sync


-----Original Message-----
From: jack [tljack at forallx.net]
Received: lørdag, 13 jun. 2015, 18:58
To: tex-live at tug.org [tex-live at tug.org]
Subject: Re: [tex-live] Unix installer still has 2014 stuff in it

> I rsynced the tlnet dir today from the jmu.edu mirror, so that I have a
> local copy.
> I unzipped install-tl-unix.gz, which gave
> /stuff/texstuff/tlnet/install-tl-20150523.
> I attempted to use the enclosed install-tl.  I included the flag
> --repository, pointing at my local rsync'ed copy of the tlnet dir.  But
> when I got the menu, I see that some of the default directory names have
> "2014" in them:
>  <D> directories:
>    TEXDIR (the main TeX directory):
>      /usr/local/texlive/2014
>    TEXMFLOCAL (directory for site-wide local files):
>      /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local
>    TEXMFSYSVAR (directory for variable and automatically generated data):
>      /usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-var
>    TEXMFSYSCONFIG (directory for local config):
>      /usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-config
> The other dirs in this list say 2015 in them.
> Also, I completed the install anyway, and the file texlive-release.txt
> says in it that the TL year is 2014.

OK, I now see that that particular mirror is considerably out of date.
That was my fault.

But it's perhaps worth noting that I had the exact same problem when I
tried to install from the tarball available here:
http://tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html.  It's not very cool to
have the link on that page SILENTLY point to a tarball that won't install
TL2015.  Especially when there's little if any indication, once the
installation process has begun, that it's installing a prior year's TL.
At the very least, the file "install-tl-unx.tar.gz" should have the year
in the filename somewhere, like "install-tl2015-unx.tar.gz".

As a totally separate point: once I rsynced from an up-to-date mirror, the
installation that resulted contained no "texlive-release.txt".


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