[tex-live] tlmgr option autobackup -1

Harald Koenig koenig at tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de
Sat May 2 12:36:09 CEST 2009


thanks to Norbert's talks about TL at BachoTeX I learned about autobackup etc., 
but right now the two most obious methods to set autobackup to value -1 don't work:

	harald > tlmgr option autobackup -1
	Unknown option: 1
	    tlmgr [*option*]... *action* [*option*]... [*operand*]...

	harald > tlmgr option autobackup=-1
	Option autobackup=-1 is currently not supported.

and the usage of " -- " is not documented in the man page:

	harald > sudo tlmgr -- option autobackup -1
	tlmgr: setting option autobackup to -1.

one more comment about setting "backupdir":

"tlmgr backupdir /does/not/exist" does not warn that the backup directory
does not exist yet (and/or ask to create it) which would be helpful.
right now the next update will just fail because of the missing directory...


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