[tex-live] Update texlive-bin or not?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Oct 12 15:51:14 CEST 2018


> A few months ago I installed TeX Live 2018 following the instructions at
> https://tug.org/texlive/

That is fine.

> I did not use the package manager on linux mint.

Mint = Debian/Ubuntu, so there is apt whatever.

> Linux mint is now recommending that I update texlive-bin.  I find this

Yes, because there are some fixes (CVE) that I have backported even to
old version.

> surprising since I did not use the package manager to install texlive;
> furthermore, the package manager says that texlive-bin is not installed.

*WHICH* package manager? What does
	dpkg -l texlive-bin

> Should I install the update or ignore it?

In principle you can ignore it if you only use the TL installed via
install-tl. But see also the answer by Lars about using equivs.



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