[tex-live] TL2008 packages release TL2009 release
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Tue Aug 11 19:59:28 CEST 2009
On 2009-08-11 14:50 +0100, T T wrote:
> I have a devilish idea for those who are not afraid of
> challenge---convert TL'08 to TL'09. Here's what perhaps could possibly
> 1) Update TL'08 with update-tlmgr-latest.[exe/sh] from TL'09 (on
> windows it might be necessary to update tlperl as well---just copy it
> from install-tl.zip/tlpkg/tlperl)
> 2) Recreate package database:
> tlmgr recreate-tlpdb > [tlroot]/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
> (this will reset all options to their dafault values, you might want
> to change them before attempting any updates).
> Caveats: uninstaller might not work any more, a ton of other
> misbehaviours possible.
> The above procedure might brick your TL installation, launch rockets
> and eat your children. Use at your own risk (but please let us know if
> this works).
On 2009-08-11 14:55 +0100, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Di, 11 Aug 2009, T T wrote:
>> The above procedure might brick your TL installation, launch rockets
> There are some problems:
> - bin-texlive package is gone, no idea what will happen. But removing
> it should work because all the files are mentioned in the new
> - some collections have been renamed, changed
> Beh, someone might try and then call
> tlmgr update --all --self
> and see what is happening ;-)
> Best wishes
On 2009-08-11 13:37 +0100, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
>> Can tl2008 users pull packages from tl2009 repo?
> No, some things have changed in the packaging (most visible point is switching
> from lzma to xz compression) that makes it incompatible.
> Maybe next year it will be possible to switch from TL09 to TL10 with tlmgr
> (maybe), but for this year you will have to go through the "normal" procedure of
> 1. Installing TL09
> 2. Make sure it works.
> 3. Delete your old TL08 if point 2 was OK.
Thank you all for the useful information. I am prepared to install
tl2009 directly ;)
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