[OS X TeX] Fwd: [tex-live] tlmgr update

Alex Hamann mailinglist at alex-hamann.de
Sun Oct 12 10:17:11 CEST 2008

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> From: karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry)
> Date: 12. Oktober 2008 02:02:46 MESZ
> To: tex-live at tug.org
> Subject: [tex-live] tlmgr update
> We have updated the tlmgr packages (bin-texlive and texlive.infra) in
> the main repository.  They will be making their way around the mirrors
> over the next couple days, as usual.
> So now, simply running tlmgr update --all will get the new versions.
> (Once your mirror is up to date.)
> That is the whole story for GNU/Linux/Unix/MacOSX/etc.
> On Windows, as usual, there are special considerations.  It is not
> possible to implement a normal update.  Instead, tlmgr update  
> creates a
> batch file which you yourself have to run.  (It reports all the  
> details.)
> As an alternative, we (= Norbert, as usual :) have created a
> self-contained .exe updater for tlmgr using nsis.  Thus, you can  
> simply
> download and run
>   http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/2008/update-tlmgr-latest.exe
> (once it's on your mirror)
> and your tlmgr will be updated.
> Some of the main news from the original release:
> - it will not switch mirrors in the middle of the download
> - if a download fails, the existing package will not be uninstalled.
> - package additions/removals/updates are logged to TEXMFSYSVAR/ 
> web2c/tlmgr.log.
> - much more I am forgetting, please read the documentation with  
> tlmgr --help
>   or online at http://tug.org/texlive/tlmgr.html.
> Fingers crossed,
> Karl

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