[tex-live] Babel 3.9g is installed but tlmgr thinks its 3.9f

Scott Kostyshak skostysh at lyx.org
Mon Oct 28 19:06:16 CET 2013

On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 12:52 PM, Scott Kostyshak <skostysh at lyx.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 7:34 AM, Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:
>> On Mo, 28 Okt 2013, Scott Kostyshak wrote:
>>> Can anyone confirm this or have I misdiagnosed it? I've reinstalled
>>> from two different repositories
>> From the manual page and --help output of tlmgr:
>> ...
>>        It also displays information taken from the TeX Catalogue, namely the
>>        package version, date, and license.  Consider these, especially the
>>        package version, as approximations only, due to timing skew of the
>>        updates of the different pieces.  By contrast, the "revision" value
>>        comes directly from TL and is reliable.
>> ...
>> Norbert
> Thanks Norbert.

On a system for which I installed TeX Live two weeks ago and updated
yesterday, the LaTeX log (the full log is here [1]) shows some output
with 3.9f and some with 3.9g. Where does the initial 3.9f come from?
Does it somehow come from the approximation discussed above? If not,
this question is off topic and I will ask on tex.stackexchange.com.

On the system where I installed TeX Live yesterday, both are 3.9g. My
installation procedure was similar for both so I'm not sure where the
difference comes from.

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013)
(format=pdflatex 2013.10.10)  28 OCT 2013 01:42
entering extended mode
 restricted \write18 enabled.
 %&-line parsing enabled.
LaTeX2e <2011/06/27>
Babel <3.9f> and hyphenation patterns for 78 languages loaded.


Package: babel 2013/10/10 3.9g The Babel package
File: switch.def 2013/10/10 3.9g Babel switching mechanism
) (/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/generic/babel-english/english.ldf
Language: english 2012/08/20 v3.3p English support from the babel system
File: babel.def 2013/10/10 3.9g Babel common definitions


[1] https://www.dropbox.com/s/dx3qamlaza7gd76/goodCompile.log


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