Updating basictex did not trigger format rebuild

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sat Oct 12 08:29:48 CEST 2019

Hi Richard,

On Fri, 11 Oct 2019, Richard Koch wrote:
> OK, I'll rebuild Basic TeX. Before starting, I decided to try an experiment. I made BasicTeX-2019 my default TeX Distribution and then ran "sudo tlmgr paper a4". As the console output below says, formats were rebuilt. Why didn't this operation consult 
> 	$opt_fmt = $localtlpdb->option("create_formats");
> before rebuilding the formats, like tlmgr does when updating?

Because I didn't think of that and the check is not in the code ;-) I
actually never thought anybody will disable the create_formats options,
it was there due to historical and portable reasons.

Do you want this fixed?


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