[tex-live] tlmgr option autobackup -1

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun May 3 16:19:41 CEST 2009

On Sa, 02 Mai 2009, Harald Koenig wrote:
> 	harald > tlmgr option autobackup -1
> 	Unknown option: 1

Bummer. You are right. GetOpt is trying to evaluate the -1 as option.

I have to think about it.

> 	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.

Thanks for pointing that out. I guess I have to squeeze my head to do
make it do something reasonable.

> 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...

Well, at option setting time that could be an external drive or so, I
don't want to warn at that point.

Best wishes


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