[tex-live] TeX Live net updates (tlnet) frozen

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Wed May 12 21:00:01 CEST 2010

On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:
> Le 12/05/2010 20:30, Andreas Hirsch a écrit :
>> As a normal TL-User: will tlmgr update --all work on or not?
> It won't find any new update after today (or maybe in a few days depending on
> propagation time to your local mirror). TL09 will never ever be updated again.
> It is frozen for eternity from now on.
> Manuel.

tlmgr update --all probably will continue to work for a while (just
returning "no updates available" for normal people and even updating -
once - for Rip Van Winkles) as long as
http://ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2009 remains (which will be I
guess for a while), then

%/usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/x86_64-linux/tlmgr update --all

Cannot load TeX Live database from
http://ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008 at
/usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/x86_64-linux/tlmgr line 2553

and probably nobody will keep mirror after it will gone from CTAN.

But there are other functions like list, show, for tlmgr and for 2008
they still continue to work

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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