[tex-live] TeX Live net updates (tlnet) frozen

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 01:37:28 CEST 2010

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 4:45 PM, C.M. Connelly <cmc at math.hmc.edu> wrote:
> ntinue hosting it
> for a while.  I don't know that TL 2010 will be out in time for me
> to want to roll it out across our machines.  We're still running
> TL 2008 on most of our machines; various issues with TL 2009 over
> the year (which I'm running on my machine) caused me to hold off
> until the semester was over.

If stable=frozen then TL2009 is now stable. Self-updating which is a
great strength of TL is from the administrative point of view its
biggest weakness as there always be newly introduced bugs and system
administrator should be sure that nothing in the installation has been
changed when  Dr. Big Mouth comes screaming "Bloody Murder! What have
you changed that my file stop working?!!" while in fact it was Dr. Big
Mouth himself who made "a minor modification"

> Can we make it possible to keep these mirrors live?  I'm willing
> to set up a separate mirror location if I need to, but it would
> obviously be nice if we could have more than a tiny number of
> mirrors with the stable version of the distribution.

May be it is time to update for TL2009? :-)


Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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