[tex-live] Were any binaries updated via tlmgr for TeX Live 2009?

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Sat May 15 21:46:50 CEST 2010

Le 15/05/2010 19:20, Victor Ivrii a écrit :
> On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 12:29 PM, Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:
>> But why do you ask? Any *ANYONE* on the list can go to the svn web interface,
>> checkout the binaries and the last change date???
> If you mean
> http://www.tug.org/svn/texlive/
> there is no history as it just has been created for TL2010.
??? The first commit in this repo was back in 2005... All history is here, the
current state of the distro is in trunk/Master.

> As Herbert noticed there was a discussion in  mactex list if tlmgr was
> ever used to update binaries and I can recall it happened in TL2009
> before prerelease and release. My proof is a bit indirect as I
> installed TL prerelease in September while asy 1.88 has been
> stabilized only in October.
If your question is whether it's technically possible or not to update the
binaries using tlmgr, the answer is yes.

To the best of my knowledge, the only binaries updates that happened this year
were bugfixes in windows binaries (the bug was specific to windows).

> Actually my question about logging the size was related of this
> discussion (to distinguish between real and "fake" updates).
Since tlmgr doesn't use a rsync-like algorithm, but just plain old tar (and xz),
the siez would probably not be a good indication.

As Norbert said, the svn log is the definitive answer to this question.


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