[tex-live] Problems installing TL'2012 PreTest

Mark Rudolph mark at bishopcranmer.com
Sat Apr 13 15:07:54 CEST 2013

Yury Donskoy <yury.donskoy <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Hello,I have TL'2011 running perfectly on my Fedora16 system. Great
software, by the way. I've been trying install the 2012 pretest version, but
I keep getting the error below. I don't understand how it knows what version
I'm running. I tried it first, then got the error. Then I unset all the TEX*
environment variables, and I still get that. I downloaded the latest
install-tl.Thanks.Yury.[texlive <at> Server45 install-tl-20120511]$
./install-tl -repository http://www.math.utah.edu/pub/texlive/tlpretest/
-gui text
> Loading
The TeX Live versions of the local installation
> and the repository being accessed are not compatible:      local:
2011 repository: 2012Perhaps you need to use a different CTAN mirror?

I have had the same problem with trying to use the 2013 pretest. As has
already been noted, one MUST DOWNLOAD THE install-tl PACKAGE FROM THE
PRETEST SITE! This isn't clear on the pretest instruction page and it's easy
to assume that: "the most easily acquired 'install-tl' package" + "pointed
to the pretest repository" = "successfull install of pretest".


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