[texhax] [tex-live] tlmgr update --self

Arno Trautmann Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de
Mon Jun 6 18:13:24 CEST 2011

Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Mo, 06 Jun 2011, Arno Trautmann wrote:
>> I'm wondering wether it is possible to avoid the need to explicitely
>> call update --self when there are tlmgr updates available. I've seen
> --self is a very critical thing and should not be done lightly.
> Thus I prefer that it is run separately.

May I ask why? Of course, updating is always critical, but if I want to
update, I have no other choice …

> Furthermore, people using the cmd line should:
> - be able to understand this difference
> - should use update --list first, then --all --self if necessary,
>   otherwise only --all

Ok, so I'll do this from now on …

Thanks for the answer,


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