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

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sat Sep 11 23:10:24 CEST 2010

On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 06:01:39AM +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Sa, 11 Sep 2010, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> > Upgrading from an old release to a new release is something many people
> > (especially ones not familiar with internal of texlive) would expect, so
> > I think it is important to document the lack of such option.
> A feature that has *NEVER* been present ... ?!?!?

And how one would know it is not present when he would, naturally,
expect it?

Some one installed texlive2009, now texlive2010 is released and he is
wondering how to upgrade, reading the docs, but it is talking about
fresh install so he thinks "no, that is not what I want, I already have
2009 release, I need to just upgrade", so he starts googling, nothing,
time to join ask texlive list and ask. So by documenting this you are
saving your and your user's time.

(and this scenario already happened, it is not fictional).

 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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