karl at freefriends.org
Sat Sep 25 23:46:31 CEST 2021
Q: why is --self not the default? Are there any/many situations where
you would not want the self-update to happen?
I don't know of any specific situation where you wouldn't want to do
--self, if you're doing daily updates anyway. But I guess we felt it was
better for the user to explicitly specify this, i.e., to be able to
postpone it if timing was bad for an infrastructure update.
What I do myself is, essentially,
repo="--repository ctan" # or whatever
tlmgr $repo update --self && tlmgr $repo update --all
since I want to know soonest if an update breaks something :). --best, karl.
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