[tex-live] [BUG] Upgrade-Description

moonkid at posteo.org moonkid at posteo.org
Tue Jul 1 16:47:57 CEST 2014

On 2014-06-29 15:36 Siep Kroonenberg <siepo at cybercomm.nl> wrote:
> The instructions start out with:
>   We do not provide a dedicated upgrade script. This procedure is not
>   bullet-proof, or especially recommended; consider it provided as-is,
>   to be used at your own risk. It's your responsibility to understand
>   what is being done.          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>   If you have any doubts, please do a new installation instead of
>   blindly proceeding here.
> Should this not be enough warning?

Then let me ask the other way around. Why is there such a description?
Why should someone do it this way?

by the way: There is no description on how to "deinstall" TL2013. There
is no package and no uninstall-script. Should I really "rm
-r /usr/local/texlive/2013". As a normal (nothing-knowing) user, I
wouldn't do it this way, because I don't know hat side-effects it has.
Environment-vars with this value? Links somewhere? I don't know. I am
only a user. A TL-script installed it for me, so there should be a
script for removing or a simple description/docu that says: "Yes! It is
so easy! Just 'rm -r'".

As someone here pointed out: There are different ways of thinking and
viewing something.

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