[tex-live] tl09 release status: coming up
mpg at elzevir.fr
Fri Oct 9 20:30:02 CEST 2009
George N. White III a écrit :
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 9:24 AM, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:
>> George N. White III a écrit :
>>> MiKTeX 2.8 can use a mirror on a disk, but does not support installs
>>> from ad-hoc URL's. TL seems to reverse this. I think this reflects
>>> the differences in the two development platforms more than any
>>> fundamental limitation, and there are likely ways to work around the
>> ??? I regularly install from a local mirror without using my local http server,
>> and already did so on windows too. From install-tl --help
>> -repository url|path
>> Specify the package repository to be used as the source of the
>> installation, either a local directory via "/path/to/directory" or
>> a "file:/" url, or a network location via a "http://" or "ftp://"
>> url. (No other protocols are supported.)
>> Did you actually try? If so, what went wrong?
> What went wrong is the point of this thread.
Not precisely. As you clearly mentionned, there are two points:
1. Getting a copy of tlnet on the local disk (with correct permitions etc)
2. Using it directly (not through a http server).
I was answering to point 2. In the pragraph I quoted, you say that install-tl
cannot use a local copy without a http server. My question is: once you got a
correct local copy with correct permissions, is there any problem when you try
> 0. lack of robust free mirroring tools to create the local files with
> appropriate permissions (documentation should provide advice)
Irrelevant wrt the local disk vs local http server question.
> 1. conflicts with remnants of older versions of TL (probably affects
> network installs as well, and may not be an issue if future upgrades
> are handled by installer).
Idem. (And btw I'm not sure there is a confirmed case of this.)
> 2. dealing with incorrect permissions (since this is likely to be a
> common problem, an installer needs to provide useful guidance
> if it can't just repair permissions)
Idem. (And incorrect permissions are not a common problem using one of the two
recommended installation methods: net install and install from DVD.)
> 3. differences between windows versions (.manifest file needed for
> recent versions)
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