Update of siunitx went wrong (probably)

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Thu Nov 9 11:14:18 CET 2023

Am Thu, 9 Nov 2023 18:56:41 +0900 schrieb Norbert Preining:

> Hi Ulrike,
> On Thu, 09 Nov 2023, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
>> I can not confirm this. When I do an update every update
>> notification tells me that the catalogue has been updated at the
>> same time:
> That is interesting, but maybe it hasn't been like this before.
> My *wild* guess is that:
> - when you send out the announcement to the ctan mailing list, the two
>   are in sync
> - but Karl has some (hidden?) way of seeing files being update on the
>   CTAN server, and pulls from them, probably *before* the announcement
>   was made
> (Also, because not ALL updates have announcements, so relying solely on
> announcements is a no-go).

That was not from an announcement, but from the message I get back
from ctan when I (or someone of the team) have uploaded a package. 
The official announcement is done by ctan typically a day later.  

>> And if it updates only the catalogue it would be nice if the update
>> list mentions that. 
> I don't understand what you want to say here. Updates are updates for
> tlmgr, without any distinction. tlmgr does NOT look into the actual
> files, only the changed revision. So there is no way that tlmgr can tell
> you that this updates is only a meta-data update.

Yes, but I only said it would be *nice* if could tell a bit more. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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