[tex-live] tlmgr update -self fails, why?

mario chiari ml at mariochiari.net
Mon Feb 24 19:05:22 CET 2014


GREAT REPLY. Thanks so much.
I am trying, and let you know.
thanks cheers

On Mon, 2014-02-24 at 18:19 +0100, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> 2014-02-24 18:04 GMT+01:00 mario chiari <ml at mariochiari.net>:
> > On Mon, 2014-02-24 at 10:59 +0100, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> >> Your TeX Live is too old, current version is 2013. You cannot update
> >> the old version, you have to reinstall.
> >
> > Ok, i'll try to install a updated version, by the guidelines
> > http://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html
> >
> > Just a question. I would like to keep my present install too, and to
> > install the updated one under a /usr/local2 directory. Is it possible?
> > How?
> >
> As default, TeX Live from TUG is installed under
> /usr/local/texlive/YYYY where YYYY is the year. You can have several
> versions just keeping the default installation path. I myself have all
> versions from 2007 to 2013. The one listed at the beginning of PATH
> will be used, thus you can easily switch between versions. Moreover,
> my PATH starts with /usr/local/texlive/current/bin/x86_64-linux where
> current is a symlink to the current version (now 2013). When I install
> a new version and check it, I just change this symlink. Thus the new
> version is used automatically without need to change the PATH setting
> but still it is possible to set PATH temporarily to use a different
> version. I have a Tcl/Tk script that can do it easily. I have similar
> setup for OpenType fonts so that by changing the "current" symlink
> fontconfig is notified usually within 5 minutes.
> Notice that I see the same problem in (almost) the latest TeX Live, it
> is caused by a conflict with hyperref. Heiko Oberdiek reads this list
> so I hope that the problem will be fixed soon. In the meantime you
> have to disable hyperref in your file.
> I can send you my Tcl/Tk script, if you like, and describe my way of
> installation of the OpenType fonts in a greater detail.
> > thks cheers
> > mario
> >
> >
> >
> >

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