[tex-live] Unix installer still has 2014 stuff in it
tljack at forallx.net
Sat Jun 13 18:55:45 CEST 2015
> I rsynced the tlnet dir today from the jmu.edu mirror, so that I have a
> local copy.
> I unzipped install-tl-unix.gz, which gave
> I attempted to use the enclosed install-tl. I included the flag
> --repository, pointing at my local rsync'ed copy of the tlnet dir. But
> when I got the menu, I see that some of the default directory names have
> "2014" in them:
> <D> directories:
> TEXDIR (the main TeX directory):
> TEXMFLOCAL (directory for site-wide local files):
> TEXMFSYSVAR (directory for variable and automatically generated data):
> TEXMFSYSCONFIG (directory for local config):
> The other dirs in this list say 2015 in them.
> Also, I completed the install anyway, and the file texlive-release.txt
> says in it that the TL year is 2014.
OK, I now see that that particular mirror is considerably out of date.
That was my fault.
But it's perhaps worth noting that I had the exact same problem when I
tried to install from the tarball available here:
http://tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html. It's not very cool to
have the link on that page SILENTLY point to a tarball that won't install
TL2015. Especially when there's little if any indication, once the
installation process has begun, that it's installing a prior year's TL.
At the very least, the file "install-tl-unx.tar.gz" should have the year
in the filename somewhere, like "install-tl2015-unx.tar.gz".
As a totally separate point: once I rsynced from an up-to-date mirror, the
installation that resulted contained no "texlive-release.txt".
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