[tex-live] [BUG] Upgrade-Description
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jun 29 02:27:24 CEST 2014
On Jun 28, 2014, at 6:44 PM, Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
> On 2014-06-28 at 20:07:08 +0200, moonkid at posteo.org wrote:
>> The description how to upgrade from 2013 to 2014 is buggy.
>> There are two points missing.
>> It is not clear which of the command need be run as root. And in point
>> of that it doesn't respect the fact, that "user" and "root" have
>> different PATH variables. Because of that...
>> Some command/scripts doesn't work as root because the binarys (e.g.
>> kpsewhich) are not found.
>> Some command/scripts doesn't work as user.
>> On point 8 it is not enough description of what the commands there do.
>> What is kpsewhich? Ok, now I know. TEXMFSYSCONFIG give the wrong string
>> back. "texmf-config" doesn't work here. The "web2c" directory is under
>> Please fix it. It costs me hours of work to upgrade.
> What should be fixed? You are the only one who is unable to install
> TeX Live.
>> It is not clear which of the command need be run as root.
> If you installed TeX Live as root it's obvious that mortal users
> aren't allowed to break the system. What do you expect?
>> What is kpsewhich?
> kpsewhich --help
> man kpsewhich
> info kpsewhich
> texdoc kpsewhich
> What else do you need?
>> Ok, now I know.
> I doubt.
>> The "web2c" directory is under "texmf-dist"
>> TEXMFSYSCONFIG give the wrong string back. "texmf-config" doesn't
>> work here. The "web2c" directory is under "texmf-dist".
> What, on earth, do you want to achieve? TEXMFSYSCONFIG is an internal
> variable which shouldn't be touched at all.
>> It costs me hours of work to upgrade.
> This is what you deserve if you don't follow the instructions because
> you believe that you are smarter than everybody else.
> It's a matter of fact that you are the only one world-wide who is
> unable to install TeX Live properly.
Is this person really trying to update from TL2013 to TL2014 rather than just install TL2014 and then remove TL2013? From all the stuff that person is saying I suspect the former while the latter is so much easier!
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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