[tex-live] Inconsistencies in SVN

Manuel Pegourie-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Sun May 18 17:00:15 CEST 2008

[continuing on-list a discussion started off-list by mistake...]

Dirk Ullrich wrote:
> 2008/5/18 Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr>:
>> Yes, they have been updated yesterday and the list of files changed.
>> texlive.tlpdb is re-generated every day around 7:00 GMT, which means:
>> 1. It's normal that it is out of sync just after a package has been updated.
>> 2. It should work now.
> That looks like that SVN's "trunk" is (or can be) in an inconsistent
> state between a package update and next morning 7:00 GMT. 

Exactly. It will be inconsistent only if the list of files within the
package changed, not if only the files themselves did.

> Is there an
> easy way to fix that in the meantime -- at least locally?

I guess the answer is something like running

Master/tlpkg/bin/tlpsrc2tlpdb -all

having a good coffee/beer/whatever while it's running (takes some time), and
trying the install again. If you happen to have a local copy of the TeX
Catalogue, you can use the option -catalogue <path> too, but I guess for
package update only you don't need the catalogue info. Anyway, you'd better
svn revert + svn update texlive.tlpdb the next morning.


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