[EXT] pretest 2021 begin

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Mar 4 15:40:35 CET 2021

Seeking to update yesterday's install of "scheme: basic" from my re-rsynch'd local repository, I launched "tlmgr" (now somewhat confusingly called "tlshell") and found that it needed to update itself before it could update my local installation.  I allowed it to do so, and it reported :

tlmgr.pl: package repository C:/TeX/Live/2021/Pre-test (not verified: gpg unavailable)
tlmgr.pl: saving backups to C:/TeX/Live/2021/tlpkg/backups
tlmgr.pl: Preparing TeX Live infrastructure update...
tlmgr.pl: Backup option not implemented for infrastructure update.
TeX Live infrastructure update in progress ...
Detailed command logging to "C:\TeX\Live\2021\temp\update-self.log"
self update: texlive.infra (58052 -> 58101) tlperl.win32 (54383 -> 58075)
Infrastructure update finished successfully.
You may now close this window.


Note in particular « Detailed command logging to "C:\TeX\Live\2021\temp\update-self.log" ».

May I ask why the log file is stored in "C:\TeX\Live\2021\temp" (which could easily be purged, without realising that it might contain something important) rather than (e.g.,) "C:\TeX\Live\2021\logs" ?
Philip Taylor

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