[texhax] tlmgr on debian

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Thu Apr 23 11:12:38 CEST 2015

On 23/04/2015 10:10, shawn wilson wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 4:50 AM, Joseph Wright
> <joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 23/04/2015 09:48, shawn wilson wrote:
>>> I only saw rsync to pretest...?
>> The instructions say
>>> To do a network installation, download either install-tl-unx.tar.gz
>> (Unix) or install-tl.zip (larger; Windows or Unix), unpack it, and run
>> the included install-tl script, as described below. (To reiterate: you
>> must use install-tl from the pretest; trying to work with a TL
>> installation from previous years will fail completely.)
>> then talk about rsync if you want a local copy of the entire thing. I
>> always just download the installer script then let it grab the bits as
>> it goes along: that is after all how the release version is used.
> Point being, there's no metadata in the tarball or rsync - which is
> kinda nice when using software that's not from a release cut. Hell, it
> can be nice with a cut because of diff and blame/annotate etc to
> answer the question "why is this doing this, what were they
> thinking"... I don't do enough tex to think I need a *really* current
> repo and don't know enough to contribute anything useful, but to say
> the tarball is the same as the repo is kinda missing something.

Not really the point of pretesting. The TL team have done their work,
those of us pretesting report back any issues and leave it to them to
sort (if we can!).

If you don't want the pretest version, just get the current release from
Joseph Wright

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