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

Bob bobabc at bellsouth.net
Fri Oct 12 16:08:32 CEST 2018

Hi Norbert,

The output of dpkg -l texlive-bin is:

dpkg-query: no packages found matching texlive-bin

Thank you to you and to Lars.  I am looking into Lars recommendation of 
using equivs.


On 10/12/2018 09:51 AM, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi
>> 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
> say?
>> 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.
> Best
> Norbert
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