[tex-live] Update first

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Wed Dec 24 19:38:08 CET 2008

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 6:12 PM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
>    instead of asking first to update bin-texlive texlive.infra, run
>    two-stage update
> You mean, automatically do the update of the most critical packages
> without even asking?  Sorry, I don't like that idea at all.

I did not test and have no opportunity now. Also cannot find in tlmgr --help.
Assume that there is ready update to  bin-texlive texlive.infra, and I type

% tlmgr update foo


% tlmgr install foo

Would tlmgr request to update first bin-texlive and texlive.infra?

If this is a case then basically user has only two choices with tlmgr:

* to update bin-texlive texlive.infra,

* postpone all updates

I think, it should be explicitly mentioned in tlmgr --help


Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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