[tex-live] TL2016: biber 2.4 does not work with biblatex 3.4

Dr. Werner Fink werner at suse.de
Tue Jul 19 16:50:01 CEST 2016

On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 10:00:45PM +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi Werner,
> >Hmmm ... my choise was based on the latest texlive.tlpdb.xz I had found
> >after TeXLive 2016 had been release and this shows
> Hmm, I don't understand what you are saying. The tlpdb of tlnet is
> updated on a daily basis, and describes the state of the packages in
> the tlnet folder on CTAN at that time.
> >  catalogue-version 2.4
> >
> >MHO it would help a lot if all data bases are in sync and also there
> We would like to, but sometimes the packages are updated but the TeX Catalogue is lagging behind a bit. Then there is a skew in the versions.
> If the catalogue is updated at a later stage we do *not* trigger a package update on purpose.
> >would be a copy of the archive around which fits exactly the state of
> >the final TeXLive release ;)
> There is for sure, historic on CTAN out so.

I'm aware that I can find the source tar balls of various TeXLive version
but (AFAIK) the corresponding tar balls of the texmf tree is not there
(at least at ftp://tug.org/historic/systems/texlive/2016/).

For this reason I use texlive.tlpdb.xz and generate with a perl script
and some spec file templates all required spec files including the rpm
dependencies.   This gives me the required versions to be sure that my
snpashot of the archive of the texmf tar balls are in sync.  If
texlive.tlpdb.xz is not or was never a valid source for versioning then
what else could be used to generate the more then 6000 spec files?

Using the monolithic texmf tar ball, e.g. texlive-20160523b-texmf.tar.xz,
is not an option as this would require to split this without the knowlegde
of the dependencies.  This had lead to a lot of trouble in past.


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