[tex-live] Windows installer of Tex Live 2012 pretest points still to Tex Live 2011 repository?

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sat Jun 23 09:15:39 CEST 2012

2012/6/23 Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>:
> On 2012-06-22 at 14:50:47 +0200, Wolfgang Keller wrote:
>  > I downloaded the install-tl.zip archive, unzipped it (into
>  > install-tl-20120611) and tried to run any of install-tl.bat or
>  > install-tl-advanced.bat.
>  >
>  > Both complained that the respository is at still at 2011.
> If you want to install the pretest release you have to tell the
> installer to download from a server providing the pretest repository.
>  http://www.tug.org/texlive/pretest.html
> This looks inconvenient at a first glance.  But the TL-2011 stuff on
> CTAN mirrors will be replaced by TL-2012 very soon.
> For those who are not interested in beta testing, it's very
> convenient.  They only have to wait until TL-2012 is released.
> Furthermore, it seems that TL-2011 users don't have to install TL-2012
> from scratch.  "tlmgr update --all" should be sufficient for the
> upgrade.
Interesting. I definitely want to have both 2011 and 2012 on my
computer. Since I had not time to try the pretest, does it mean that I
will be able to do:

cd /usr/local/texlive
cp --rec 2011 2012

then set PATH to 2012 and update by tlmgr?

> A dedicated installer for beta testers (which uses a pretest
> repository by default) doesn't make much sense.  They have to change
> the repository anyway when the pretest phase is over.  If you have to
> change the repository once, it's not a big deal to do it twice.  The
> fact that you don't have to install from scratch at all predominates
> such little inconveniences, IMO.
> Regards,
>  Reinhard
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Zdeněk Wagner

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