[tex-live] Using tlmgr/TeXLive utility to install local versions of a package

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 14:52:55 CEST 2011

On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 7:50 AM, Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:
> On So, 07 Aug 2011, Victor Ivrii wrote:
>> How one can modify tlmgr.pl so it can install in the local or private directory?
> The solution is not as simple as you suppose.
> I have some time ago, probably now outdated, prepared a patch
> to tlmgr and texlive.infra to allow for user mode, see
>        telxive-svn/Master/tlpkg/archive/dev.usermode-tlmgr.*
> but we decided *not* to include it since till now no convincing argument
> why one would actually *need* it did arise.

You mean:



I understand the danger of the situation when some packages are
installed in the tree manually and some via tlmgr

Arguments in favour:

There is tlcontrib and one can use tlmgr to install some packages from
it. I am not sure that having two (or more) sources for the same tree
is a good idea especially because there are common packages. I suspect
(may be I am wrong) that there is a possibility to install to the
local tree, then there will be more packages.


> Best wishes
> Norbert
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Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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