[tex-live] installation with network troubles

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Jun 29 07:46:22 CEST 2009

On So, 28 Jun 2009, Karl Berry wrote:
> The tlpdb in tlnet should always be consistent with the actual files in
> tlnet (this is not true for svn).  We have numerous consistency checks
> to ensure this.
>         open (IN, $infile) || return; # die "open($infile) failed: $!";
>     (as i wasn't capable to write Perl code for at least a warning there).
> Replace `return' with `{ warn "..."; return; }', seems to me.  Or use an
> if.
>     No idea if such should be converted into a user flag. 
> It shouldn't be a flag, the data (and the behavior) should be correct in
> the first place.  Perhaps that means we should do the above, to be more
> robust.

No that will happen *ONLY* if you run from svn and called svn up between
the tlpdb regeneration and the after some files have been removed.

I would say those installing from svn checkout should 
- either run *directly * from svn checkout
- or add Master/tlpkg/bin to the PATH and run 
	tlpsrc2tlpdb -all
  before/when seeing these problems.

>     The final product will be rock-stable anyway.
> I wish.

Me too.

Best wishes


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