[tex-live] TL'10 pretest trial

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Jul 5 15:54:25 CEST 2010

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:

> I'm looking forward to it.

OK, herewith explicit suggestions, and a proposed revised
version is at :


1) The prose reads "To do a network installation" in one place
    and "In the case of the installer package" in another.  These
    refer to the same operation, and should therefore use the
    same terminology : the latter therefore amended to read
    "If performing a network installation".  Unfortunately
    the document needs to fork earlier, so see online version
    for full changes.

2) "The exact http://somehost/some/path urls to use are link
     targets on the texlive-pretest mirmon page."

     Yes, they are, but that is hardly user-friendly documentation.
     Proposed : "To find a real value for <em>location</em>, identify
     a suitable (topologically  near) host from the texlive-pretest
     mirmon page, then right-click on your chosen host and choose
    "copy link location" or your browser's equivalent.  You can then
     paste this value in following the "-repository " parameter.  Ignore
     the "@" signs in the texlive-pretest mirmon page : they are simply
     there to confuse.

3)  Is there an "Install-TL-advanced" for Unix/Linux ?  If so, option (3)
     of "Installing" should use this.  If not, then the document needs to
     fork even earlier.

Various other changes made, and the final document contains both
QUERIES (in red) and COMMENTS (in blue).  Getting the final part
to validate (the form and surrounding <small> stuff) was a real b1tch.

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