[tex-live] teTeX: no next release

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Tue May 30 09:49:11 CEST 2006

Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie> wrote:

> Karl Berry wrote:
>> Peter, I admit I don't understand what difference it makes to you what
>> the default path is.  It's just the default.  Don't you just override it
>> with whatever path you want for your systems?  If not, why not?
> Sorry, I missed reposting what I originally wrote:
>>> *I* can deal with this, but the average user neither knows nor cares 
>>> whether it goes in /usr/TeX, /usr/local/texlive/yyyy or wherever: they 
>>> simply want it to work, and to be upgradable year by year.
> *I* can override it, so can my sysadmins. But it drives the end user
> mad, doing what she considers an update to (say) 2006, only to find
> that instead of updating last year's binaries and basics, it's
> created *another new treeful* of them! complete with its own new
> texmf-local. The user doesn't want to be bothered rememberinmg where
> she installed the goddessdamned software 12 months ago, she just wants
> it updated to the latest and greatest. Really.

Well, as I said I never installed TeXLive from scratch (only using
Norbert's Debian packages), so I can't talk about that.  But any decent
rpm would circumvent this problem, and for end users nothing would
change (except they now have an up-to-date system).

Regards, Frank

Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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