[tex-live] Updating with a new version
karl at freefriends.org
Thu Dec 8 17:15:16 CET 2005
Is there an "upgrade" option anywhere,
No upgrade, and never has been :(.
or should I just install it and give the same setup info, or should
I try to wipe the 2004 installation and redo from scratch?
Definitely better to wipe, not install over. Or install in a new path.
for f in /usr/TeX/bin/i386-linux; do rm -f /usr/local/bin/$f; done
rm -rf /usr/TeX
That should be everything important.
Or is there stuff installed in other directories?
Not unless you asked for it, e.g., a separate texmf-local.
Personally I install each year's release in a separate dir
/usr/local/texliveNNNN (and have a version-independent symlink). Have
the last 7 years online -- so thankful that hard disk technology has
improved so much :).
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