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

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sat Sep 11 23:22:34 CEST 2010

On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 11:12:59PM +0200, Pablo Rodríguez wrote:
> On 09/11/2010 08:12 PM, Fadi Semmo wrote:
> >Am 11.09.2010 19:47, schrieb Pablo Rodríguez:
> >>Hi there,
> >>
> >>after reading the documentation, I guessed that the best way to
> >>upgrade TL2010 from beta was to run as root:
> >>
> >>tlmgr show fontspec repository
> >>http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet
> >>
> >>But it doesn't seem to work.
> >>
> >>My question might be be extremely simple, but I don't know how to
> >>change the repository and to update TL2010 beta.
> >
> >I guess you are using Linux. So try
> >
> >"sudo tlmgr option repository URL"
> >
> >Whereas URL needs to be replaced by the server url of your choice. After
> >that you repository is set to the new url.
> >Then you can run "sudo tlmgr update --self" and "sudo tlmgr update --all".
> Hi Fadi,
> I haven't seen your message before since my mailbox doesn't put
> messages from unknown recipients in the inbox folder.
> Many thanks for your help.
> BTW, sudo seems to be the standard way to access to root privileges,
> but in Fedora I log in as root.

You don't need root privileges to install texlive, you just need
read/write permissions on the destination directory.


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

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