[tex-live] simple question on upgrading TL2010 from beta

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sat Sep 11 21:41:58 CEST 2010

On Sa, 11 Sep 2010, Martin Schröder wrote:
> I just spend some time looking for any information on how to upgrade
> from 2009 -> 2010 starting at http://www.tug.org/texlive/ . IF that's
> supported, could it please be made more prominent in the
> documentation (like mentioning it in the Readme)? Pretty please?

It is not supported, it was never announced, it was mentioned as
a possible option, but nobody came around to program it.

On Sa, 11 Sep 2010, Martin Schröder wrote:
> Then THAT should be mentioned in the documentation.

Should we announce everything we didn't do?

In reality for those adventureous in the archives you will find an
explanation how to do it. It is not so hard, requires a bit of editing
of the texlive.tlpdb. That's it. But don't kill me if afterwards things
don't work out.

It is simply that nobody had time (esp me) to program a perl script that:
- makes a copy of the whole tree
- changes the relevant setting in the tlpdb
- changes whatever else (ni idea actually anymore)

Esp because doing that on Windows requires more work, like
	tlmgr postaction path remove

Best wishes

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