[tex-live] uninstall --force package

Bob Tennent rdt at cs.queensu.ca
Wed Mar 21 03:38:46 CET 2018

When testing a package upgrade under preparation, I
like to temporarily uninstall the existing package to
prevent missing files from being taken from the texlive
installation. But the other day I had a brain cramp and
entered the command in the Subject, which immediately
removed the whole installation.

I'd like to suggest that if there are arguments after
"uninstall" (other than --force), that something like the
following should be the result:

Unexpected argument; did you mean "remove [--force] ..." ? 

Or let uninstall/remove/erase be synonyms but require an
explicit "--all" option to uninstall/remove/erase everything.

Bob T.

More information about the tex-live mailing list