[tex-live] tl2010: no backup for auto-removed pkgs
koenig at tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de
Wed Sep 15 11:08:43 CEST 2010
On Sep 15, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
> > You said that "antp" was replaced by "poltawski" on CTAN. But there
> > is no way to find this out automatically. From tlmgr's viewpoint
> > "antp" was removed and "poltawski" is a new package.
> there is, in principle, in the sense that the antp stuff now appears on
> ctan:obsolete/, and its catalogue entry and poltawski's document what
that's perfectly ok IMHO!
my *only* point was that tlmgr should keep backups for removed packages
(both if it gets removed for licence reasons or for renaming or whatever).
> such changes are sufficiently rare that we've not had pressure to
> provide an package attribute in the catalogue, that records it.
> we could, but these things take a *long* time, given our part-time style
> of desultory discussion. :-(
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