[tex-live] Problem in updating texlive-2009

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Jul 28 16:44:19 CEST 2010

On Mi, 28 Jul 2010, George N. White III wrote:
> Not completely sure what OP is attempting, but there is a common
> "use case" where user with limited internet access has to replace
> a virused, broken, or stolen system that was using TL2009, starting
> from a DVD, but knows they need updates released during the lifetime
> of TL2009.
> Someone in this position may have spent considerable time on the
> upgrade treadmill (what with waiting for slow downloads) getting a TeX
> installation that works for their multi-year project (think book).
> Bad enough that the previous linux version won't run on the new
> hardware -- all the apps have new versions with potentially new
> bugs so they are faced with repeating a process they know will be
> painful.   Note that a small minority of such users have backups,
> but many of those find the backups aren't usable with the newer
> hardware/OS.
> CTAN TL has the advantage that one can just backup the texlive
> tree (e.g., copy to DVD) and have a reasonably good chance that
> it can be restored on a newer hardware/OS version, (or even a
> different OS if they can find the appropriate binaries).

Honestly, I completely lost all my English, I didn't understand anything
you wanted to say here ... sorry.

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
JAIST, Japan                                 TeX Live & Debian Developer
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