Double installation test

Peter Flynn peter at
Tue Apr 9 22:36:22 CEST 2024

On 09/04/2024 17:28, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> út 9. 4. 2024 v 17:21 odesílatel Peter Flynn <peter at> napsal:
>> I suspect most new users neither understand this nor know how to do it.
> OK, but Fedora users will always have Fedora TeX distro due to
> dependencies.

The same applies to Debian-based distros. I've been saying this for a 
very long time, and it has made a lot of people quite upset, but it 
remains true. You pay the penalty of not being the absolute latest 
version, but the average user probably doesn't need that level of 

> If they are not able to follow installation instructions
> for TL, they should not use it or ask someone else to install it for
> them. 


> Now tlmgr from Fedora does the right thing, it says that the
> user is trying to update Fedora TeX distro by non-Fedora tools which
> will not work.

I have never tried the equivalent for Debian but perhaps it does too.


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